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All about drinking water on First Nations Reserves

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Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011:

British Columbia (Forests) v. Okanagan Indian Band, 2011 BCCA 377 – 2011/08/25
Court of Appeal

Application for leave to appeal procedural ruling of case management judgment dismissed.

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Board’s actions raise criticism
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - April 24, 2010

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A public agency is being accused of interfering in a heated logging dispute.

Wayne Lippert, a North Okanagan Regional District director, questions why the Okanagan Basin Water Board wrote a letter to the provincial government on logging in the Browns Creek watershed.

“I don’t think that it’s the mandate of OBWB to get involved in a matter like that,” said Lippert referring to the conflict between the Okanagan Indian Band and Tolko Industries over logging.

“The dispute between the band and Tolko is a legal dispute and a provincial matter.”

Rick Fairbairn, OBWB vice-chairman, says the board decided to write a letter to John Slater, parliamentary secretary for water supply, after receiving a request from the Okanagan Indian Band to do so.

“The board’s mandate is to promote water quality and access to water and that was the intent of the letter,” said Fairbairn.

“I felt that with a very generic letter, a response could go out. We had to keep in mind the neutrality of OBWB.”

Buffy Baumbrough, an OBWB director, denies the agency is taking sides in the dispute on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

“Our mandate is protection of water quality and quantity and we wanted to speak to that,” she said.

“We didn’t respond to political issues and we made that very clear. We are simply reminding the government that activities in watersheds should not impact water quality.”

The motion adopted by OBWB members March 2 states, “That the Okanagan Basin Water Board send a letter requesting the province to carefully evaluate the concerns of the OKIB in the Browns Creek with respect to logging and other activity in their community watershed, and ensure that the band’s community water supply is protected.”

Lippert believes Tolko has followed best practices when it comes to harvesting, and has followed provincial regulations.

“It’s an important business and it provides jobs for all of our communities,” he said, adding that the Okanagan Basin Water Board shouldn’t have got involved.

“It wasn’t the right place to be stepping into. It was unwise.”

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Embracing the new reality
Kelowna Capital News - By Judie Steeves - April 09, 2010

Tolko’s woodlands manager, Murray Wilson, says the Terrace Mountain wildfire burned so hot the soils now can’t absorb rainfall because they’re bereft of organic material, so there are concerns about slides with runoff. Wildfires and beetle kill are just some of the climate change impacts the company is dealing with.  Photo

Kelowna city manager Ron Mattiussi is confident the city is well-positioned to deal with climate change, but he questions whether its residents are.

“I believe we know what we need to do; the question is whether the community does,” he told a group of forestry professionals during a panel discussion entitled “Climate’s changing, things are happening in our watershed—Are we ready for it?”

For instance, he says the city is trying to wean its citizens off using so much water, but he’s not confident they’re going to fully embrace the new xeriscaping standards.

“We’re already getting pushback,” he said.

“We’re doing drought management plans. The question is, is society ready to change? Change hurts. Being comfortable is easier,” he added.

He gave the Okanagan Basin Water Board full marks for doing such great work, and said he is glad to now have scientific data available to show where the Okanagan basin is at in terms of water availability and the demand for it.

Tolko’s woodlands manager, Murray Wilson said the company operates on 765,000 hectares in the Okanagan, of which 140,000 hectares are in 28 watersheds, involving 1,600 separate water licences.

Last year’s Terrace Mountain forest fire impacted 10,000 ha in Tolko’s tree farm licence, he told delegates to the annual meeting of the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals.

He said it was such a significant burn that pine trees simply disintegrated, and the soils left behind are so hydrophobic that even when it’s raining, you can kick up the duff layer with your foot. The moisture doesn’t soak in.

That’s a real concern because of the potential for slides, particularly on some of the steep slopes that were burned, he said.

While he says they can’t control the impacts on riparian areas, they have gone in and put in larger pipes under roads.

The impacts of mountain pine beetle in their operating area is not new, even though this is the most devastating cycle ever seen in this province because warmer winter weather has failed to control their numbers in recent years.

He noted they have taken steps to reduce the impact of dead pines by minimizing roads, increasing the drainage control on road systems, enlarging stream buffer zones and planting.

More tree patches and single trees are left behind to help stabilize logged areas, he said, and in some areas spruce and balsam is being left behind.

However, he predicted that water issues will increase as a result of climate change and the impacts of the massive infestation of pine beetles.

Pine beetles are probably the greatest impact we’ll see from climate change in the short term, commented hydrologist Don Dobson.

That’s expected to result in more water running off more frequently and faster, with the massive losses of forest cover.

He wondered whether stream crossings are adequate for higher flows, and he warned there will be an increased risk of wildfire with the forest full of huge fuel loads of dying pine and warmer temperatures.

There are questions about whether the hydrology of the watersheds will behave as predicted, he said.

There hasn’t been much research, and there are not nearly enough hydrometric stations in place around the Okanagan basin to monitor stream flows, he said.

“We need the data to manage the resource,” he commented.

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Band supports blockade
Penticton Western News - By Steve Kidd - March 16, 2010

Even as the dispute over logging in the Brown’s Creek watershed looks like there is some hope on the horizon for resolving the dispute, the Penticton Indian Band has thrown its support behind the Okanagan Indian Band in their fight with one of the province’s largest forest companies.

The dispute stems from a plan by Tolko Industries to begin logging in the Brown’s Creek watershed, which the Okanagan Indian Band say is the source of water for the band’s 1,800 members.

Based on acceptance of Tolko’s archaeological proposal, B.C. Supreme Court Madam Justice Brenda Brown gave Tolko go ahead to begin logging eight cut blocks in the Brown’s Creek area, leading to the band’s blockade to prevent Tolko equipment and personnel from entering the area.

Both the Penticton and Okanagan Indian Bands are members of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, which has seven member communities from the Vernon area to Colville in Washington state. According to Chief Jonathan Kruger, the PIB is “all too familiar” with the attitudes of the forest companies.

“The Brown’s Creek watershed issue clearly demonstrates Tolko Industries’ complete disregard to the issues and concerns of First Nations and a complete disrespect towards aboriginal title and rights of our Okanagan Nation member bands,” said a release issued by the PIB in the name of chief, council and community members.

The PIB goes on to caution Tolko and other forest companies that refusing to participate in meaningful dialogue could escalate the conflict, causing widespread reaction throughout the Okanagan Nation and the rest of B.C.

On Friday, Tolko and the Okanagan Indian Band were once again before Justice Brown, agreeing now that the window for winter harvesting has passed, there is an opportunity for the parties to engage in further discussions and possibly come to an agreement.

So far, federal and provincial governments have not involved themselves in the dispute, which the PIB also said is cause for concern, adding more pressure to an already volatile situation.

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OKIB withdraws enforcement request
Castanet.net - by Elisha Dacey - Story: 53314 - Mar 15, 2010

The Okanagan Indian Band has temporarily withdrawn their request to set aside an enforcement order concerning Tolko Industries logging in the Brown's Creek Watershed.

The two sides met again in court on Friday in front of Madame Justice Brown of the B.C. Supreme Court.

In the meantime, Tolko says they're prepared to go ahead with their court-approved archaeological plan for logging in the area.

Tolko missed out on the window of opportunity to log during winter months due to a blockade the OKIB had set up to prevent Tolko's equipment from moving in.

“This was an important concession for Tolko to make, as we have been saying how can you map out historic trails and other artifacts when everything is covered in three to six feet of snow,” says Okanagan Band Chief Fabian Alexis, who attended the court hearing.

"The court previously approved Tolko’s Archaeological plan which addresses both harvesting on a snow pack and harvesting without one," says Murray Wilson, Tolko's Woodlands Manager of Okanagan Forestry.

"The window for harvesting on the snow pack is now gone. So we will be completing the next stage of the archaeological plan for harvesting snow free."

The OKIB also asked for clarification of the decision Madam Justice Brown made on November 1 in regards to how much wood Tolko is allowed to log.

Justice Brown says that Tolko has the right to log about eight cutblocks and no further.

The two sides have been wrangling in court over the Brown's Creek watershed for nearly a decade, with the OKIB citing archaeological and watershed protection concerns, and Tolko worried about the continuing degradation of the wood due to the mountain pine beetle in the area they have a permit to log.

OKIB put up a blockade late last year to keep Tolko from moving their equipment in, and did the same thing a few weeks ago in another attempt to stall equipment.

“Justice Brown has ordered that Tolko and OKIB/Okanagan Nation appear back before her on April 9, for a full day hearing on the archaeology,” says Alexis.

Wilson says at that time, OKIB may bring forward any more concerns with the archaeological plan before Tolko logs the area.

In the meantime, Alexis says he's hoping the two parties can continue talks and possibly settle the situation out of court.

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Band starts petition
Vernon Morning Star - March 04, 2010

The Okanagan Indian Band is using the information highway to fight logging.

The band has launched an online petition over its concerns about Browns Creek on the west side of Okanagan Lake, and a group has also been set up on Facebook.

“The petition brings to the attention of the House that clearcut logging threatens the water supply of the 1,800 men, women and children who live on Indian reserve #1 of the Okanagan Indian Band,” said Chief Fabian Alexis in a letter to the Legislature.

The petition calls for a moratorium on commercial logging within the watersheds that supply drinking water to the band and a hydrological study of the Okanagan basin.

The band also wants regulatory and legislative changes to protect drinking water in communities.

The band established camps at Browns Creek in October to gather archeological evidence and prevent Tolko from logging.

A judge ruled in mid-January that the band can’t interfere with harvesting.

But the camp was re-established recently because of concerns logging may negatively impact the community’s watershed.

A judge has supported Tolko’s bid to have the protest removed, but the band is appealing that decision.

The petition can be found at

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/brownscreek/

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Selective logging reduces risk at forest interface
Kelowna Capital News - January 14, 2010

To the editor:

The people from Joe Rich need to consider the following.

There appears to be significant concern over past forest harvesting practices, some justified and some simply misguided due to the lack of understanding what a woodlot license is.

Once a woodlot license is awarded, a “management working plan” must be prepared and input sought from people who may be impacted by the proposed harvesting.

That is the time for public input into how and where harvesting occurs.

Well planned “selection” harvesting will provide for maintaining and enhancing biodiversity, wildlife values, water quality, view scapes, interface issues, recreational values, carbon storage, and clean air.

I know these are all just buzz words to most people, but if you want to see how this process works, I would be more than happy to take you out to Woodlot #411 to show you how a forest can look after 27 years of applying this form of management.

There is no better way to address the “interface fire hazard” issue at little to no cost to the taxpayer, than through careful selection harvest with thinning from below.

It is much more productive to “propose” rather than to “oppose” any development. You can oppose a woodlot in your area and miss the opportunity to have the forest harvested under a different approach. It will result in turning the area over to the major tenure holders to produce the status quo of conventional timber harvesting techniques that has led to the significant concerns in the first place.

Or you can work with the woodlot licensee to develop a forest that we can all be proud of.

George Delisle, Westbridge

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Court ruling allows for logging
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - January 12, 2010

Both sides are declaring victory after a ruling that logging can proceed on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge in Vancouver decided Monday that the Okanagan Nation Alliance cannot interfere with Tolko Industries’ timber harvesting operations at Browns Creek.

“We are pleased with the court’s decision and the clarity it provides our company to move forward,” said Mark Tamas, Tolko’s woodlands regional manager, in a release.

“The decision recognized the legal authority of cutting permits provided to us by the province and that the proposed harvesting will meet appropriate environmental safeguards.”

While the judge ruled against the Okanagan Nation’s bid to prevent logging, officials believe their interests have been acknowledged.

“There are restrictions. They (Tolko) can’t just go in and do their usual clearcut activities,” said Fabian Alexis, Okanagan Indian Band chief.

The judge has given both sides two weeks to determine how areas of cultural concern will be protected from logging.

“The judge has recognized that our archeological work is important,” said Alexis.

Shortly after the court ruling Monday, Tolko contacted the band to launch that process.

“We are ready to meet with them at anytime,” said Tamas.

Members of the Okanagan band and the ONA established camps at Browns Creek in October to gather archeological evidence but to also prevent logging from occurring.

Alexis would not speculate on whether the judge’s ruling will lead to the camps being dismantled.

“The camps are still up there but there hasn’t been anyone up there for two weeks,” he said.

“But I can’t say (whether they will be removed) because that’s still pending. I can’t say until we sit down with Tolko.”

According to Tolko, logging is required to deal with the pine beetle infestation and to proceed with reforestation.

Tamas also describes Browns Creek as vital timber supply.

“Our ability to access the cost-effective fibre from Browns Creek is important to support ongoing operations at Armstrong,” he said, adding that the company has been discussing its forest management plans with the band for more than a decade.

“We have a long and valued relationship with the OKIB and will continue working with them in the future.”

Band officials have previously stated that they aren’t opposed to logging at Browns Creek, but they want selective harvesting, not clearcuts.

“I’m not sure if Tolko will be interested in that,” said Alexis.

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Tolko, ONA headed back to court
Kelowna Capital News - December 22, 2009

There’s still no outcome to a logging dispute on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has asked the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Tolko Industries to reappear in a Vancouver court likely during the second week of January.

“We’re hoping there will be a decision then,” said Fabian Alexis, chief of the Okanagan Indian Band.

Vernon-based Tolko is seeking an injunction to force the ONA to dismantle camps that have blocked logging from occurring at Browns Creek.

But the alliance wants an injunction to prevent the company from harvesting.

The ONA claims the logging puts cultural values at risk.

However, Tolko insists logging is required to deal with the pine beetle infestation and to proceed with reforestation of the area.

Both sides appeared in court Dec. 18 and provided the judge with additional information.

“There were good arguments from both sides but I would say ours was better,” said Alexis.

The case has been delayed before, but that doesn’t trouble Alexis.

“I think she (the judge) wants to take her time and look at all of the information,” he said.

No one from Tolko could be reached for comment.

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Browns Creek ruling delayed
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - December 05, 2009

A decision on a high-profile North Okanagan logging dispute has been deferred.

While a decision on the case between the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Tolko Industries was expected Friday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge says she needs more information.

“She posed a number of questions around legalities,” said Fabian Alexis, Okanagan Indian Band chief, of the judge in Vancouver.

“The information must be submitted by Dec. 14, and she will see us again on Dec. 18.”

Vernon-based Tolko is seeking an injunction to force the ONA to dismantle camps that have blocked logging from occurring at Browns Creek, on the west side of Okanagan Lake. But the alliance wants an injunction to prevent the company from harvesting.

The ONA claims the logging puts cultural values at risk.

However, Tolko insists logging is needed to deal with the pine beetle and to proceed with reforestation of the area.

Tolko officials received a quick call from their lawyers after the judge decided to delay proceedings late Friday.

“It’s good that she is giving it due consideration,” said Mark Tamas, regional woodlands manager, of the positions held by both parties.

Neither side would immediately say what further information is required by the courts.

“It’s very complex and complicated and demands clarity,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Okanagan Nation Alliance chairman.

“She (judge) is not comfortable making a decision based on the information she has.”

This isn’t the first time that the case has been put off by the Supreme Court.

Both parties appeared before the courts in late November, but were told to return Friday.

Tamas will not speculate on what the final outcome of the dispute may be.

“We will have to wait and see what happens,” he said.

Alexis also shares similar optimism about the Okanagan Nation’s position.

“We’re still hopeful she’ll look through the arguments and rule in our favour,” he said.

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Band wants halt to logging
Vernon Morning Star - By Richard Rolke - November 26, 2009

First Nations hope no logging will occur in a contentious area until a court ruling comes down.

The Okanagan Nation Alliance and Tolko Industries are waiting for a B.C. Supreme Court judge’s decision on Browns Creek, off Westside Road, Dec. 4.

In the meantime, though, the alliance wants guarantees logging is suspended until the ruling.

“I hope Tolko will do the right thing and not barge in and cut trees,” said Fabian Alexis, chief of the Okanagan Indian Band.

“We have people there and they will stop any equipment. If Tolko wants to try it, good luck.”

However, Tolko officials deny any plans to proceed with logging at this time.

“We’re definitely not harvesting in the litigation area. We’re harvesting just outside of it,” said Murray Wilson, woodlands manager.

“We’re waiting for the judge’s decision.”

Vernon-based Tolko is seeking an injunction to force the ONA to dismantle camps that have blocked logging from occurring. But the alliance wants an injunction to prevent the company from harvesting.

Both parties appeared before the courts last week, and Alexis says the alliance will not accept a decision that permits full-scale logging.

“We are looking at options to defend our lands,” he said.

Wilson would not say whether Tolko is confident about its case.

“Both sides presented their arguments and we can’t prejudge a decision,” he said.

The ONA claims logging at Browns Creek puts cultural values at risk.

However, Tolko insists logging is needed to deal with the pine beetle and to proceed with reforestation of the area.

“Pine beetle is an epidemic,’ said Wilson.

“The infested timber is declining in value rapidly.”

Company officials have also stated in the past that it has delayed logging because it is sensitive to First Nations’ interests and that all regulations for harvesting have been met.
 

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Native alliance push for halt on logging
Kelowna Capital News - November 26, 2009

First Nations hope no logging will occur in a contentious area on the west side of Okanagan Lake until a court ruling comes down.

The Okanagan Nation Alliance and Tolko Industries are waiting for a B.C. Supreme Court judge’s decision in the Browns Creek watershed, off Westside Road, after a court appearance Dec. 4.

In the meantime, though, the alliance wants guarantees logging is suspended until the ruling.

“I hope Tolko will do the right thing and not barge in and cut trees,” said Fabian Alexis, chief of the Okanagan Indian Band.

“We have people there and they will stop any equipment. If Tolko wants to try it, good luck.”

However, Tolko officials deny any plans to proceed with logging at this time.

“We’re definitely not harvesting in the litigation area. We’re harvesting just outside of it,” said Murray Wilson, woodlands manager.

“We’re waiting for the judge’s decision.”

Vernon-based Tolko is seeking an injunction to force the ONA to dismantle camps that have blocked logging from occurring.

But the alliance wants an injunction to prevent the company from harvesting.

Both parties appeared before the courts last week, and Alexis says the alliance will not accept a decision that permits full-scale logging.

“We are looking at options to defend our lands,” he said.

Wilson would not say whether Tolko is confident about its case.

“Both sides presented their arguments and we can’t prejudge a decision,” he said.

The ONA claims logging at Browns Creek puts cultural values at risk.

However, Tolko insists logging is needed to deal with the pine beetle and to proceed with reforestation of the area.

“Pine beetle is an epidemic,’ said Wilson. “The infested timber is declining in value rapidly.”

Company officials have also stated in the past that it has delayed logging because it is sensitive to First Nations’ interests and that all regulations for harvesting have been met.

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Logging dispute heats up in court
Kelowna Capital News - November 10, 2009

Legal action is escalating in a dispute over logging on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is pursuing an injunction to prevent Tolko Industries from logging at Browns Creek, while also wanting damages for what it claims is industrial damage to watersheds.

“We have a good chance for success,” said Fabian Alexis, Okanagan Indian Band chief.

The ONA also charges Tolko has trespassed and interfered with aboriginal rights.

This move comes just as both parties are preparing for court Nov. 18 to 20. Vernon-based Tolko is seeking an injunction to force the ONA to dismantle camps that have blocked logging from occurring.

Alexis insists his band is not opposed to logging as long as the watersheds are protected and trees are harvested selectively.

“They don’t need to clear cut. We want it done in a good environmental way,” he said.

“We’ve tried to make headway with them but no matter what we say, it falls on deaf ears.”

The ONA also claims logging at Browns Creek puts cultural values at risk. The collection of evidence has been occurring to support a legal case the Okanagan band has been waging with the provincial government since 1999.

Officials with Tolko aren’t surprised by the ONA’s counterclaim.

“It’s really nothing new. It mirrors an injunction brought forward in January and that they abandoned in April,” said Mark Tamas, regional woodlands manager.

Tamas said that the company has delayed logging because it is sensitive to First Nations’ interests and that all regulations for harvesting have been met.

“The cutting permits were issued 28 months ago.”

Tolko claims logging must occur because of the beetle infestation and the need for reforestation, and Tamas stands by the company’s record in the watershed.

“There have been independent audits and internal audits and they show success on reforestation,” he said.

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Court of Appeal rules against Okanagan Indian Band
Vernon Morning Star - March 21, 2008

The Okanagan Indian Band has experienced a setback in the courts.

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled the band can’t raise aboriginal title as part of a legal process between itself and the provincial government over logging.

“Two of the judges bought the province’s argument that there is a sufficient degree of consultation and that the issue is only about an aboriginal right to harvest timber for domestic purpose,” said Chief Fabian Alexis.

“The fact is that the fundamental issue is authority and jurisdiction over the forested land, which has now been sidelined.”

The case arose from logging launched by the band in the Browns Creek area, off Westside Road, in 1999.

While the band logged based on what it saw as aboriginal rights, the Ministry of Forests issued a stop-work order and commenced a legal action to enforce the order.

Since then, there have been various court decisions in favour of both the band and the government.

Alexis is frustrated by the ruling of the B.C. Court of Appeal and believes the issue of aboriginal title will have to now go before the Supreme Court of Canada for consideration.

“The majority of the Court of Appeal has it dead wrong,” he said.

Watching the process closely are members of the Splatsin First Nation, who conducted logging in the Shuswap in 1999.

“As B.C. celebrates the last 150 years, we as indigenous people cannot share any joy in a history founded on the denial of our aboriginal title and rights which continues to this very day,”’ said Chief Wayne Christian.

“The mounting frustration and outrage is at the point where all that is needed is a match to the fuse leading to a long hot summer of discontent across this province.’

Legal action was also launched against the Splatsin First Nation but the case was stayed by the courts in 2005.

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.pdf icon September 27, 2004 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Minutes

2. DELEGATION

2.1 Phil Carruthers, Woodland Manager, TFL Operation – Riverside Forest Products Ltd. re: Update on the TFL 49 Ecological Stewardship Plan Phil Carruthers gave an update on the TFL 49 Ecological Stewardship Project:

  • Results of the consultation process for the pilot project was presented to the Provincial cabinet in June 2004

  • Under the Pilot Project Regulation, Riverside has prepared an Ecological Stewardship Plan (ESP)

  • The ESP
    o Will develop and validate a sustainable forest management system for Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 49
    o Will establish an initial baseline state employing multi-scale concepts of ecological management
    o Will utilize trade-off analysis, within and among ecological, economic and social components
    o Provides a description of the multi-scale components and criteria and indicators used to achieve the desired future forest conditions on the TFL

  • Riverside has begun the public review and comment process. The review process will be completed Nov.8

  • The material for the ESP is available on the website at:www.riverside.bc.ca

  • Anticipate the ESP will be approved by the Ministry of Forests later this year

  • Proposing the effective date for the ESP will be April 1, 2005 coinciding with breakup

  • The boundary for the TFL is the Coquihalla connector to Monty Lake

The Board discussed speeding up the process to harvest infected pine beetle trees, reforestation of appropriate species, burning forest debris as a tool where appropriate, independent audits are done on an annual basis, different riparian model is being used to ensure streamside protection, is there anything that can be done to fuel modification to assist in preventing interface fires.

#392/04 SHEPHERD/DINWOODIE
THAT the September 27, 2004 report by Riverside Forest Products Ltd regarding the TFL 49 Ecological Stewardship Plan be received.

CARRIED

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The Territorial Stewardship Department of the Okanagan Indian Band in general is responsible for Aboriginal Rights, Title and Claims, the Cultural Research Program, GIS Mapping/Information Management, Forestry Stewardship, Fisheries & Watershed Stewardship, Land Referrals, Land and Resource Permitting, and Road Use and Access Permits

Source http://www.okib.ca/departments/territorial_stewardship.php

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First Nations Land Management Act
29 (1) An interest in first nation land may be expropriated by Her Majesty for the use of a federal department or agency and with the consent and by order of the Governor in Council.
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/f-11.8/239980.html

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Adv. Plan Comm. ] Alt. Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspection ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] COW Elect 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Roads ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finance ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garb Comment 08 ] Garbage Contract ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage La Casa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Questionaire ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Hall ] Killiney Park ] La Casa ] Motorized Rec. ] NW OCP ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mtn After Fire ] Terrace Mnt. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Box ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgements ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Well Data ] Water Wells ] Westside Road ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 1981 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

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