The Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC) was formed in 1985 for the purpose of finding ways to protect wildlife trees, particularly in the context of forestry operations. The Committee draws most of its members from the provincial Ministries of Forests and Environment. The Canadian Wildlife Service, and MacMillan Bloedel (representing the forest industry), each have one memmber on the Committee. Representatives from the Workers' Compensation Board, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, and IWA have also participated.
The term "snag" is commonly used to describe all dead or deteriorating trees. The WTC uses the term "wildlife tree" because it specifies those snags that are valuable to wildlife. Of course, healthy, living trees are also important to many wildlife species. The WTC focuses on dead and deteriorating wildlife trees because these constitute a unique type of habitat which has great ecological significance and is particularly threatened.
Backhouse, Frances. 1990. Wildlife Trees: Their Role in BC's Forests
Keywords: wildlife, tree, ecological importance
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