A discussion of the rationale for assessing the practice of Sustainable Forest Management in BC is in SFM claims rationale.
Bill Bourgeois’ opinion (Professional Reliance Review-Independent Oversight-Opinion) is the Professional Reliance Review recommendation to create an Office of Professional Regulation and Oversight is overly bureaucratic, unnecessary and does not guarantee to address the objectives of both increased accountability and transparency and improve forest management. A more responsible approach is suggested involving Government providing leadership in addressing the issue.
The BCGEU Compliance and Enforcement comprehensive report on Government staffing related to natural resources provides a clear message of the need for more resources if public confidence in forest management is to be achieved as mentioned in https://www.bcforestconversation.com/building-confidence-forest-management-integrated-approach/
Three questions contribute to building trust in forest management:
- Is the public aware of proposed plans and activities?
- Are the public expectations being met through implementation of plans and activities?
- Is there adequate compliance and enforcement?
Building community and public confidence in forest manager decision-making would benefit from the nesting of instruments associated with answering each of these questions. Building Public Confidence-A nested approach is proposed using existing instruments.
Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more assurance BC forests are being managed for long-term sustainability and to meet community needs. Building Public confidence-Compliance and Enforcement is the third opinion paper posted directed at improving public consultation and engagement. Compliance and Enforcement is a critical aspect of building public trust in the management of BC forests.
Implementation of the 2005 Professional Reliance model has not generated the desired public confidence in BC forest management decision-making. Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more assurance BC forests are being managed for long-term sustainability and to meet community needs. Building public confidence-Professional Reliance is one of 3 opinion papers being posted that are directed at improving public consultation and engagement.
The lack of adequate community consultation in forest management decision-making is eroding public confidence. Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more opportunity for input and influence. Building Public confidence-Community consultation is one of 3 opinion papers being posted that are directed at improving public consultation and engagement.