Decision on logging in Pemberton watershed rests with Kuster 

Forest district manager evaluating information, must decide if proposal ‘adequately manages and conserves forest resources’

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"Now we have 22 per cent of the total land area in the Squamish Forest District in provincial parks.

"Beyond that there’s a Land and Resource Management Plan that (the province) has been working on for a year and half and that’s looking at constraining other areas because of tourism, recreation or wild-land values.

"The problem that we have now is that when you look around in a district that’s as complicated as the Squamish Forest District it becomes a very difficult situation: where can the forest industry operate?

"I know that this is on the back doorstep of Pemberton and if there’s legitimate reasons that show they might not be able to adequately manage and conserve the area then they (CRB) shouldn’t log.

"But if they can meet all those tests, whether it’s here or elsewhere (in the province), well then, you know, they have to be allowed to operate somewhere."

Anyone wanting to express an opinion on the proposed logging in Pemberton has until Aug. 9 to forward letters to Bernice Patterson at Box 328, Mount Currie, B.C., VON 2KO or John Howe at Box 974, Squamish, B.C., VON 3GO.

Letters can also be forwarded to Andre Germain, Timber Office, Ministry of Forests, Squamish Forest District, 42000 Loggers Lane, Squamish, B.C VON 3G0.

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