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Timber Rules : Forest Regulations Lower Standards, Tie Government Hands and Reduce Accountability

Forestry; Forestry Law; BC;
West Coast Environmental Law

With the release of new forest practices regulations effective January 31, 2004, the BC provincial government has now finalized its 'results-based' forest management regime. In November 2002, it passed the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), but the legislation did not contain enough details to give a clear indication of what the overall regime would look like. The government claims to have reduced regulatory requirements by 55% by eliminating unnecessary red tape and paperwork. But in the process, measures designed to protect the environment have been cut.

Publication Date: 
March 1, 2004
Publication Pages: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Publication City: 
Vancouver, BC
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