Forestry report expected August 15

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald has been travelling the province this spring and summer as part of a Special Committee on Timber Supply. The role of the committee is to examine and make recommendations about mid-term timber supply in British Columbia, as a result of the mountain pine beetle infestation.

The committee is specifically looking at recommendations that could increase the timber supply, including direction on the potential scope of changes to land-use objectives, rate of harvest and conversion of volume-based tenures to area-based tenures.

Recommendations from the committee are expected on August 15, 2012.