Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Forest Tenure News Release

FORT NELSON - The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is experiencing firsthand the downside of BC’s forest tenure system. Changes to the BC Forest Act in 2003 as part of the province’s 2002 “Forestry  Revitalization Plan” removed “mill appurtenancy” provisions that required Forest License holders to process wood in the area where it was harvested. This change, and the failure to enforce the terms of existing Pulpwood Agreements which make tenure contingent on ongoing processing at a specific mill, is now dramatically impacting smaller BC communities such as Fort Nelson. It has rendered them collateral damage and threatens their economic sustainability.

The full press release can be viewed here [PDF - 138 KB].

 

If you have any questions regarding this release, please contact:

Jack Stevenson, Special Projects Officer
(250) 774-2541 Ext 2041 (Office); (250) 321-1605 (Mobile)
jstevenson@northernrockies.ca 

or

Mike Gilbert, Community Development Officer
(250) 774-2541 Ext 2043
mgilbert@northernrockies.ca

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