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Forest and Vegetative Management

Principle #6: Forest and Vegetative Management

We recognize the importance of stewardship in managing the forests and vegetation that support ecosystems and allow for public recreation opportunities. Sound forest and vegetative management can benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality and views and reduce erosion, pollution, and greenhouse gases.


  • Manage effects on forests and vegetation to allow for healthy forests and other mountain Environments.

Options for getting there:

  • Inventorying and monitoring forest and vegetative resources.
  • Adopting vegetative management plans.
  • Minimizing the removal of trees through the careful siting and design of trails.
  • Using over-snow skidding to remove logs for new runs during times of sufficient snow cover.
  • Using aerial logging where economically feasible.
  • Removing dead and diseased trees, with consideration to habitat value, to promote healthy forests and public safety.
  • Revegetating roads that are no longer used.
  • Revegetating disturbed areas with native plant species and grasses, recognizing that faster growing, non-native species may be needed to address erosion.
  • Revegetating disturbed areas as quickly as possible following disturbance.
  • Limiting disturbance to vegetation during summer activities.
  • Assessing the role of forest stands in reducing greenhouse gases.
  • Providing signage informing guests of sensitive vegetation areas.
  • Using traffic control measures, such as rope fences, on areas with limited snow coverage to protect sensitive vegetation.
  • Reducing or eliminating snowcat and snowmobile access to sensitive areas with limited snow coverage.
  • Planting at appropriate times to minimize water use while optimizing growth.
  • Employing practices to control invasive or noxious weeds.

Principle #6: Forest and Vegetative Management

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P.O. Box 3069, STN Main
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 5N3
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