Land Resource Management Planning: The Kamloops Experience.
Environments 1998, Annual, 26, 2
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Introduction Crown land planning in British Columbia was the traditional domain of the Ministry of Forests (MOF) until 1992. The British Columbia Forest Act granted MOF responsibility for managing roughly 92 percent of all Crown lands, or 85 percent of the province (Brenneis et al. 1990). Subregional plans, referred to as timber supply area (TSA) plans, were developed virtually solely by MOF whose mandate focused on timber production. These plans emphasized timber values over all others. Input from other ministries was often confined to unofficial discussions and review of plans. Apart from discussions with the forest industry, public input was limited to consultation near the end of the planning process. Public outcry over this system of resource allocation and management intensified during the 1980s. By the end of the decade, citizen protests and road blockades flourished, particularly in the old growth forests of Vancouver Island. This discontent grew from mistrust of centralized decision making, absence of meaningful public participation, and concerns over increasing resource scarcity (Rueggeberg and Dorcey 1991:236-38).
- Category: Art & Architecture
- Published: Jan 01, 1998
- Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University - Environments
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 39 Pages
- Language: English