Forest Watchdog to Look at BC’s NSR

The BC Forest Practices Board has announced it will undertake a special report to sort out the differences and significance of conflicting estimates of how many hectares of British Columbia forests are not growing trees. The report “Clarifying the status and implications of not satisfactorily re-stocked (NSR) forest in B.C.” will look at what is meant by NSR and what is known or unknown about the current amount in B.C. The Board stated it will provide an opinion on strategic issues arising from the clarification.

The terms of reference for the report can be found at http://www.fpb.gov.bc.ca/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=5881