-Mining companies can cause extensive damage during their exploration activities.
-Shoreline harvesting has the potential of removing Species at Risk habitat and a 30 meter forested buffer around lakes, rivers and streams is not enough.
-Herbicide use lowers biodiversity and medicinal plant harvest such as blueberries and Chaga.
-Large areas of forest are currently harvested when too young. The minimum age for harvest should be 100 years not 60 years.
-Large areas of deforestation comprise too much of the southern boreal landscape.
-There are not enough large diameter trees on the southern boreal landscape. Large diameter trees are essential for large stick nests, cavities, shelter and aesthetics.
-Too many forestry access roads interfere with wetlands and decrease wildlife populations through hunting and collisions with vehicles.
-Not enough southern boreal forest area is allowed to undergo natural succession.
-The southern boreal forest looks more like a tree farm than a healthy forest ecosystem.
Submitted March 4, 2018 3:44 PM