Jan. 1, 2017: Act and Regulations on Great Bear Rainforest to Take Effect
Posted On December 27, 2016
The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act and related regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The regulations:
- Create eight new special forest management areas totalling 263,612 hectares
- Replace and reconfigure timber supply areas to align with the Great Bear Rainforest’s geographic boundaries
- Set the allowable annual cut for the entire Great Bear Rainforest to 2.5 million cubic metres per year for the next 10 years
- Provide the new allowable annual cut for each of the forest licences affected by the legislation.
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