Government Falls Short on Oversight of Program Intended to Protect Streams and Fish Habitat

Government Falls Short on Oversight of Program Intended to Protect Streams and Fish Habitat

August 7, 2014

BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter has released Striking a Balance: The Challenges of Using a Professional Reliance Model in Environmental Protection – British Columbia’s Riparian Areas Regulation. The systemic investigation into an environmental protection program concludes there has been a lack of oversight, training, information and reporting of the program by the provincial government. Twenty-four of the 25 recommendations have been accepted.  The report can be found here or at www.bcombudsperson.ca

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