Forest Act amendments-response

Forest Act amendments-response
Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

Excerpt:
The recently tabled Forest Act amendments regarding transfer of renewable volume‐based Forest  Licenses (FL) to area‐based Tree Farm Licenses (TFL) does not meet the needs of communities.  The  Healthy Forests‐Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) recently reported on a two  year dialogue involving communities, experts and concerned citizens regarding the future of BC forests.   The proposed changes to the Forest Act lack imagination, innovation, are inconsistent with community  needs and will not advance sustainable forest management across BC.  The amendments fail to address  the HFHC recommendations in five areas:

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