Clearing timber for forestry, pipelines and transportation
can contribute to soil erosion. The land is reclaimed by saving
soil during construction. This soil is then replaced and contoured
and finally fertilized and seeded. By law, logged areas must be
replanted through reforestation projects or allowed to regrow
naturally. Industries, municipalities and the provincial
Department of Transportation and Utilities are required to ensure that
road construction meets specific criteria and standards which consider
the soils and waterways they affect.
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