From time to time, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) sends Squamish Environment Society (SES) a request to review proposals for changes related to management of our forests. Changes can relate to areas protected as old growth forest or blocks of forest to be made available for harvest.
These review requests have a time limit and we don’t have any dedicated resources for tasks like this, so we encourage anyone interested in conducting or helping conduct such reviews to temporarily act as a volunteer Technical Advisor to our Board of Directors.
Currently, under its (Operating Plan) OP #25, BCTS is proposing to develop 24 blocks (433.7 ha in total) and 11 road sections in Culliton Creek, Cheekeye River, Porteau Cove, Conroy Creek and Mamquam, over the next seven years. Timber harvesting of these blocks will occur at various times over the next ten years.
Maps detailing the proposed development, a block and road summary table, as well as spatial data such as KML and shapefiles are available at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/FTP/TCH/external/!publish/FSP/Squamish/Information-Sharing/IS25
BCTS now wishes to determine whether there are any concerns and/or possible impacts to our interests within the proposed harvest areas. If you have comments which could help the SES Board provide a response to BCTS, plus send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2019.
We update the Volunteer web page with any current review requests.
This post has been updated from one created on a similar topic in June 2018.