Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 11:30 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The Forest Department today announced that with the logging season swiftly approaching, the department is reminding the public that any person found engaging in illegal logging will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The Forest Department continues to enforce the new amendments to the Forest Act, which stipulate that:
In order to combat illegal and unsustainable logging, the Department is also instituting stringent measures for planning, processing, and monitoring of logging operations.
Consequently, loggers are advised to submit their applications before the deadline 30th November 2017. Following this date, the Department reserves the right to refuse any late applications.
For more information regarding the Forest amendments and the other forest policies, please contact the Forest Department at 822-2079 or email at [email protected].
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