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.
Timber Rules : Forest Regulations Lower Standards, Tie Government Hands and Reduce Accountability
Forestry; Forestry Law; BC;
March 1, 2004
West Coast Environmental Law