Module 3 — Stand level components
of biodiversity
British Columbia
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Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC)

 

The Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC) is a multi-agency committee composed of representatives from the provincial Ministry of Forests and Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, the BC Workers' Compensation Board, industry and labour, and public interest groups from across the province.

Formed in 1985, the WTC is the advisory body acting on behalf of the three signatory agencies and representing all wildlife matters in British Columbia 

The Wildlife Tree Committee mandate is:

To promote the conservation of wildlife trees and associated stand-level biodiversity in a safe and operationally efficient manner, in forest, park, and urban environments.

Two major objectives of the WTC are:

  1. To ensure the maintenance and enhancement of wildlife trees in order to sustain the species dependent on them (about 80 species, or 15% of the province's birds, mammals, and amphibians 

  2. To foster cooperation and understanding between the various interest groups

Wildlife Tree sign

The WTC believes that managed forests, high standards of worker safety, and maintenance of valuable habitat for wildlife tree-dependent species are mutually compatible if cooperative action is taken to integrate these goals.

See also .https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/values/wildlife/WLT/index.htm

     
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