Bookmark and Share

Timber supply report gets lukewarm reception

pine beetle infestation.jpg
Mountain pine beetles killed these Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta) trees in Prince George, BC. (Wikimedia commons)
Beyond the Beetle is the title of the new timber supply report just released by the B.C.Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

It's a response to the recommendations made by the Special Committee on Timber Supply.

Among other things, it announces a climate change resiliency program, more money for a fertilization program and discussions on how to better target silviculture resources.

John Betts had been hoping for something bolder and with more depth.

He's the director of the Western Silviculture Contractors Association. He shared his thoughts with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.


Read the report here.


Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.