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Citation Guthrie, R.H., 2009. Forestry and Landslides: What is acceptable in BC? Forestry Chronicle, 85, 25-31.
Organization Ministry of Environment
URL http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/abs/10.5558/tfc85025-1
Abstract/Description or Keywords Landslides are unavoidably linked to forestry operations in coastal BC. A neglected component of landslide risk assessment is the degree to which impacts from landslides may be acceptable. One hundred and thirteen professionals in the BC forest industry, including foresters, biologists, geoscientists and engineers, examined landslide tolerability criteria. Despite differences by sector, there was general agreement that landslides resultant of ignoring expert advice or where an expert was clearly at fault were unacceptable, and penalties were high. In more ambiguous cases, increased consequences resulted in increased scrutiny and it was clear that experts should expect to be held responsible for their decisions by government officiators and the public. Key words: landslide, risk, risk perception, acceptable risk, landslides and forestry
Information Type article
Regional Watershed Province
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Project status complete
Contact Name Richard Guthrie
Contact Email [email protected]