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Decade-old recommendations gather dust while B.C. wilderness is carved up by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of road. When is enough, enough?
April 29, 2015 | Georgia Straight | Published News | Peter Wood

Roads built on steep slopes cause landslides (Lillooet River Forest Service Road, northwest of Pemberton).

Photo courtesy of Peter Wood

Last week, the Forest Practices Board, B.C.’s independent forest watchdog, released a report that takes stock of the province’s road network, and the results are staggering. It estimates that B.C. has over 800,000 kilometres of road. This is greater than the distance to the moon and back, or 20 times around the Earth at the equator. Most (600,000 km) of this is...

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