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N.B. forestry plan to be re-evaluated

Dec. 8, 2014, Fredericton – Newly-elected New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant has announced that his Liberal government will re-evaluate the province’s forestry plan.

The announcement, made as part of Gallant’s Throne Speech, made note of the fact that the current plan has received criticism from throughout the industry, specifically from smaller logging operations and contractors.

The re-evaluation of the plan, Putting our Resources to Work, a Strategy for Crown Lands Forest Management, will involve taking a look at the documentation used to support the decisions made within the plan. That will help the government decide whether or not the plan was devised based on proper scientific evaluation.

No timeline for the review of the plan has been provided at this time.

December 8, 2014  By  Andrew Macklin

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