Keywords:Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act – s. 67; consent order
The Forest Practices Board appealed a review decision that rescinded the determination of the District Manager of the Invermere Forest District. The District Manager had determined that Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. had contravened section 67(1) of the Code in failing to adequately treat stumps infected with Armillaria “root rot” in accordance with the Silviculture Prescription. The review panel found, based on the evidence presented, that Crestbrook had in fact adequately marked and treated root rot in the cut block as per the requirements of the Silviculture Prescription.
By consent of the parties, the Commission ordered that the appeal be dismissed. The parties agreed, on the basis of new evidence that had become available, that Crestbrook had fulfilled its obligations with respect to root rot under the Silviculture Prescription.