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Logging and the Effects on the Ecosystem
Many of the ecosystem problems have been noted revolving around:

  • the excess removal of trees thus reducing the forest canopy and causing increases in the water temperature of spawning streams;
  • gravel removal;
  • log driving;
  • log jams;
  • log storage;
  • bank and stream protection i.e leave strips.

The Forest Practices Code specifies planning and organizational guidelines for each phase of timber harvesting operations around streams, lakes and wetlands. These guidelines are outlined in detail in the Forest Practices Code, Fish-stream Identification Guidebook.

As noted in the guide, forest development plans require that only known (emphasis theirs) information be presented in most cases (1998:34). Assessments of fish streams are to be made with the information for those assessments coming primarily from fish and fish habitat inventories carried out by fisheries agencies in watersheds where harvesting is proposed.

The guide seems to make no allowance for the use of TEK/LEK in the fish-stream identification process

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The Resource

History of Forest Use

Timber Allocation Process

Recent Changes in Forest Plan

Logging and Effects on Ecosystem

Emerging Alternatives

What is TEK/LEK

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