Resource Roads – AME Comments on Forest and Range Practices Act Engagement
July 13, 2019
This spring, the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development invited Indigenous Nations, communities, industry stakeholders and the public to offer their perspectives on the sustainable management of BC’s forest and range resources including the planning, use, maintenance and deactivation of resource roads. On July 12, AME submitted its response to Minister Doug Donaldson. AME’s submission outlines the need for ensuring continued access to mineral tenures and areas of BC with high mineral potential; improving communication and consultation with all tenure holders and road users when changes to access are contemplated, and supporting a standardization of road-use rules to maximize safety. See AME’s submission.
Partial information on resource roads is available through the Explore by Location function of Natural Resource Online Services and can be viewed on platforms such as the BC Economic Atlas (Forestry layer > Forest Tenure Section lines); however, AME advocates for fuller transparency regarding road status to mineral tenure holders and other users.