Monday, November 18, 2013

Selected Glossary of the Forest Practices Board with FREE Supplements from WorkSafeBC and ATV Mud-Bogging Don'ts

There's Plugging and Mud Bogging, neither is acceptable, however when the Logging outfits get into their Tree Farm Licenses using heavy duty ATV... well, there's a law for the Public and no law for them.

A Good Start ....... to dealing with out of bound ATVs:
...... But it’s not the getting there; it’s what happens when the hard-pack road peters out and the soft, loamy ground of the alpine meadows begins.

At this point Easterday puts his Jeep in park, shoulders his pack and strides out across the mosses and heather. However, he can’t say the same for all motorized backcountry enthusiasts. In the last five years, Easterday says he’s encountered more and more swaths of deep, rutted tire tracks in the mountains.  .....
..... To make matters worse, if enough heavy vehicles have punched through the fragile habitat, the ruts are so deep the next rider may worry about getting bogged down. To avoid this, ATVers often veer off existing tracks and make fresh lines through the alpine. Over time the entire area can become covered in tracks.

Easterday got so concerned about the damage being created by motorized vehicles that he started the Outdoor Recreation Alliance. The group is led by eight directors who love the backcountry, but who use a variety of non-motorized and motorized methods to access it in both summer and winter.  ......

Executive Board of Directors

Members of the Executive Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting.  The maximum number of current directors is eight. To be eligible for election they should have been either nominated by one of ORC’s Provincial Group Members or have been appointed as an Advisory Member.

    Executive Position
Dennis Webb            Chair     Quad Riders ATV Association of BC
Robert Gunn     Past Chair     Fish & Wildlife Program, BCIT
Rose Schroeder     Director     Back Country Horsemen of BC
Don Reid              Director     Trails Society of BC
Kim Reeves         Director     Four Wheel Drive Association of BC
Penelope Edwards  Director     BC Nature
Dave Wharton     Director     Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
Erin Hart             Director      BC Snowmobile Federation
Roxanne Rousseau Director     Sea Kayak Association of BC
David Lock          Director     BC Off Road MotorCycling Association
Gordon Weetman     Advisory Member     UBC Faculty of Forestry

Advisory Members
Mark Angelo          BC Rivers Chair     BC Rivers Institute (Chair Emeritus)
Ray Pillman           Senior Advisor     Sea Kayak Association of BC
Gordon Weetman   Former Chair     Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Ken Farquharson   Environmental Assessments     Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission

Mel Turner     Park advisor                   Formerly with BC Parks

Northword ATVs and the Alpine

A Forest  Practices Board - What we Do

Glossary of Board Terms

Bigger the Symbol (Icon) used by the Forest Practices Board to educate the public, the more important, and dangerous, is the work involved:

BLOWDOWN (WINDTHROW) Uprooting by the wind. Also refers to a tree or trees so uprooted. 

BROWSE That part of leaf and twig growth of shrubs, woody vines, and trees available for animal consumption, or, the act of consuming browse (browsing).

A yarding system employing winches, blocks and cables.

CLEARCUT An area of forestland from which all merchantable trees have recently been harvested

COMMUNITY WATERSHEDThe drainage area above the most downstream point of diversion on a stream for which the water is for human consumption, and which is licensed under the Water Act for (i) a waterworks purpose, or (ii) a domestic purpose if the licence is held by, or is subject to, the control of a water users’ community as incorporated under the Water Act.

CROSS-DITCH   A ditch excavated across the road at an angle and at a sufficient depth, with armouring as appropriate, to divert both road surface water and ditch water off or across the road.

CUTSLOPE The face of an excavated bank required to lower the natural ground line to the desired road profile.

GEOTEXTILE FILTER FABRIC A synthetic material placed on the flat, under road fill, with the primary functions of layer separation, aggregate confinement, and distribution of load.

NOTE: This photo shows the material placed vertically, stopping road fill, for separation, aggregate confinement, ...... FAILURE

 HELICOPTER HARVESTING An aerial harvesting system whereby logs are removed vertically from the forest and flown to a roadside landing or drop zone. 

 MECHANICAL HARVESTING the process of harvesting timber using mechanized means.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)An agreement between ministers defining the roles and responsibilities of each ministry in relation to the other or others, with respect to matters over which the ministers have concurrent corrupt jurisdiction.

NOXIOUS WEEDSAny weed designated by the Weed Control Regulations in the Weed Control Act and identified on a Regional District noxious weed control list.

NOTE: Noxious Weeds BBC Post

PARTICIPATING MINISTRIESThe Ministry of Forests and Range (MFR), Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE).

PARTICIPANTSAll those directly involved in a complaint including complainants, subjects, parties and adversely affected persons, but not other interested persons.

PERFORMANCE PENALTYCreated by Bill 47, 1997, but is not yet in force. It is an administrative penalty in addition to a contravention penalty, imposed where the licensee did not exercise due diligence.

PHREATOPHYTEA deeply-rooted plant deriving its moisture from subsurface sources.

PREVENTIONAll activities that interrupt the dispersal of new invasive plant species into a geographic area or specific location where they were not previously found. 

NOTE: Noxious Weeds BBC Post

PROPER FUNCTIONING CONDITIONThe ability of a stream, river, wetland, or lake, and its riparian area, to withstand: normal peak flood events without experiencing accelerated soil loss; channel movement or bank movement; filter runoff; and, store and safely release water (Forest Practices Code definition).
NOTE:  Enbridge and Encana and Kinder-Enron-Morgan could be hit with an unenforced Penalty.
PUGGING Deep hoof prints left by large ungulates on moist, fine-textured soils of streams and wetlands.

NOTE:  Deep Tire Tracks prints left by ATV  is called Mud-Bogging in British Columbia

NOTE:  Mud-Bogging

What Can I Do?

Violationtickets for mud bogging are $575, and other penalties may include towing or impoundment of vehicles, jail time and expenses related to habitat restoration.

The public are encouraged to report suspicious activities and environmental damage to the province’s toll-free, 24 hour Report All Poachers and Polluters – RAPP line at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or from a cell phone *7277.
RED LIST SPECIESIndigenous species that are extirpated, endangered, or threatened in British Columbia.

RILL A small channel created on steep slopes by water erosion.

RIPARIAN An area of land adjacent to a stream, river, lake or wetland that contains vegetation that, due to the presence of water, is distinctly different from the vegetation of adjacent upland areas.

RIPARIAN LEAVE STRIP An unharvested border of forest around a riparian feature.

SOIL DISTURBANCE Disturbance to the soil in the net area to be reforested resulting from the construction of temporary access structures or gouges, ruts, scalps or compacted areas resulting from forestry activities. Without rehabilitation, disturbed sites often have reduced soil productivity and may not provide optimum growing conditions for new trees. For that reason, maximum allowable amounts of soil disturbance are set in regulation.

NOTE:  This is different than Pugging and Bogging

Allowed and Encouraged by Forest Practices Board

TFLs are privately managed Sustained Yield Units. TFLs are designed to enable owners of Crown-granted forestlands and old temporary tenures or the timber licences, which replace them; to combine these with enough unencumbered Crown land to form self-contained sustained yield management units. These licences commit the licensee to manage the entire area under the general supervision of the Forest Service. Cutting from all lands requires Forest Service approval through the issuance of cutting permits. TFLs should not be confused with Certified Tree Farms under the Taxation Act; though some Certified Tree Farm land (Crown-granted) may comprise a part of the TFL. A TFL has a term of 25 years.
NOTE:  Tree Farm Licence (TFL) and Pine Beetle Harvesting @ BBC

MANUAL TREE TOPPER A professional climber who ascends trees to prepare them for helicopter harvest as part of the process of single stem harvesting.

NOTE:  Manual Tree Topper and Tree Monkey   same video   two different job descriptions

 TREE MONKEY  A professional climber who ascends trees to prepare them for helicopter harvest as part of the process of single stem harvesting.



Randomly selected Audits performed by Forest Practices Board

    Audit of Fire Prevention Practices  BC Hydro and Power Authority  Occupant Licences to Cut  L48655, L48700, L48750, L48751


Two BC Government Resources
Off-Road Vehicles

Off-Road Vehicles

1 comment:

scotty on denman said...

Correction: TFLs are long term forest tenures which include both private and public (Crown) lands---in fact, one must have private land contiguous to crown land to qualify. TFLs are intended to encourage the licence holder to manage their privet portion to the same standards as the Crown portion. Private forest land holders may also put their property into a Managed Forest Unit, where the owner is similarly encouraged to manage to Crown standards, this time in return for a land tax break instead of cutting rights on Crown land.

The BC Liberals have been found in breach of public trust by the Auditor General for allowing certain favoured forest companies to escape from MFUs without repaying the discounted tax (an inducement to keep the land in forest production) and then cash out by developing residential real estate. Private portions of existing TFLs have also been withdrawn to facilitate their sale.

Check out the waves then-forest minister Rich Coleman created when he allowed WFP to remove thousands of acres from its MFU tax shelter without paying back the discounted tax and without forewarning the local Regional District. Connect those waves with TimberWest's offer to "donate" some of its MFU for the new regional hospital, a P3 scam nobody wanted (both Comox and Campbell River would have lost their hospitals). VIHA shoved it down our throats for years but suddenly shit-canned it immediately upon TiberWest's offer. To no one's surprise, the offer was conditional upon a few hundred adjacent hectares being released from its MFU---without repaying the discounted tax, just like WFP got. Coleman was shuffled out of the forest ministry next day and would not respond to questions from the AG nor the Regional District.