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Timber supply report gets lukewarm reception

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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.


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