A failed reforestation effort in the Kootenays has left B.C.’s logging watchdog concerned.
Arrow Glenn Ltd, a private logging company with access to over 600 hectares of forested land in B.C., failed to reforest several clear-cuts near Creston — a direct violation of the regulatory Forest and Range Practices Act.
According to a two-year random audit from the Forest Practices Board, Arrow Glenn had seven years to replant trees in numerous clear-cuts but failed to meet minimum standards. They also failed to submit mandatory annual progress reports to the government.
“In the case of a licensee not meeting reforestation obligations, that’s not good stewardship — or stewardship period,” said Timothy Ryan, chair of the FPB.