Wildlife Tree Committee of British Columbia
The Wildlife Tree Committee is the advisory body that represents all wildlife tree matters in British Columbia. It is a multi-agency committee composed of representatives from the provincial government, WorksafeBC, industry and labour, and public interest groups from across the province.
Wildlife Tree Committee Mandate
"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."
Three major objectives of the Wildlife Tree Committee are:
- To ensure the maintenance and enhancement of wildlife trees to sustain the species that depend on them (about 80 species, or 15% of the province's birds, mammals and amphibians)
- To foster cooperation and understanding between the various interest groups
- To provide a wildlife/danger tree assessment procedure and appropriate training opportunities that will provide a high standard of worker safety
The Wildlife Tree Committee believes that it is possible to manage forests, maintain high standards of worker safety, and maintain valuable habitat for wildlife tree-dependent species at the same time if cooperative action is taken to integrate these goals.