Forest for the trees

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting comments on Kootenay Lake area forest.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting the public to review and comment on proposed visual-quality objectives and scenic areas in the Kootenay Lake portion of the Selkirk Resource District.

Scenic areas are established under the Land Act and define broad geographic areas where scenic values are a priority.

Visual-quality objectives are defined under the Forest and Range Practices Act’s forest planning and practices regulation, and they range from ensuring that no logging activity is visible to logging activity being fully visible.

Proposal details and a map are available for viewing at the Selkirk Resource District office at 1907 Ridgewood Rd. in Nelson. The map is also available online at: www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DCO/external/!publish/DKL_VLI/.

Comments must be submitted to the district office at the address above, attention: Julie Castonguay, email: julie.castonguay@gov.bc.ca, phone: 250 825-1147, fax: 250 825-9657 by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.