Sponsors: NCLGA Executive
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse
WHEREAS managing forest resources is complex and dynamic, involving a multitude of resource values and interests on the same land base and creating the potential for conflict and unwanted cumulative impacts;
AND WHEREAS forestry and natural resource policy is spread over a number of Acts and regulations that apply to many different industries and activities, over vastly different landscapes, and are administered by a variety of different officials:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Government of British Columbia adopt an “umbrella” Natural Resources Act that ensures activities occur according to a common and transparent vision, principles and standards, with coordinated planning, decision making and independent oversight.