By the BC Forest Practices Board
The province of BC has set objectives for establishing conservation areas for the protection of species at risk, ungulates and old growth forest. This report presents the findings of a Board investigation into the establishment of these areas in two forest districts in the lower mainland, Squamish and Chilliwack. The Board was particularly interested in investigating the role of the non‐contributing land base (NCLB) in establishing conservation areas as well as in determining whether harvesting in the NCLB was an issue. This investigation did not evaluate effectiveness of government objectives for conserving species, though related issues are raised in the report.