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North Cowichan Internal Email Raises Fears of Talk-and-Log Policy

An internal email from North Cowichan’s municipal forester is fuelling concerns that a public consultation process into an interim management plan for the Municipal Forest Reserve is actually a talk-and-log show, freedom-of-information documents reveal.

“The overall intent of the interim plan was to allow some low-impact harvesting while the review was taking place which can still be done but not under the label of ‘interim plan,’” municipal forester Shaun Mason writes in the July 20, 2020, email.

One wonders whether public consultations into the interim plan are dead in the water.

To read the full article by Larry Pynn on sixmountains.ca click on the link below

https://www.sixmountains.ca/north-cowichan-internal-email-raise

Larry Pynn is an independent veteran environmental journalist, Explorers Club member, and author of two non-fiction books, including Last Stands: A Journey Through North America's Vanishing Ancient Rainforests. He lives in Maple Bay. These articles are reprinted from Larry's website at https://www.sixmountains.ca/

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