Module 3 — Stand level components
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Worker safety issue — wildlife tree retention



 

Regardless of the management objectives or practices, worker safety must always remain a paramount concern. This is especially true for practices involving wildlife tree retention in harvesting operations.

Safe work practices must be followed at all times when implementing the recommendations in this workbook.

For the most up-to-date detailed information on safety concerns and the wildlife / danger tree assessment procedure, please go to the following web site: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/values/wildlife/WLT/index.htm

     

 

Forest workers have the freedom to remove obstacles whenever necessary to maintain a safe working environment.

For example, trees that are intended to be retained after harvest such as those within WTPs and riparian reserve zones can be felled for safety reasons.

However, these trees should be left on the ground as future coarse woody debris. This will retain the benefit these trees can have on site and remove any incentives for felling and harvesting.

     
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