A Study on the Feasibility of Peat Production in the Province of British Columbia

A Study on the Feasibility of Peat Production in the Province of British Columbia

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The peat resource of British Columbia has historically been exploited in large scale operations on private lands in the Fraser Delta area and in some small operations near population centres such as Kamloops. Currently, exploitation of the peat resource is on a very small scale, with operations producing only for local markets. This study addresses available markets for peat resources and assesses the potential for developing a viable industry based on peat exploitation. The study summarizes the existing structure and tenure of peatlands and their regulation, and comparisons are made with the larger peat producing provinces of New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta. The study identifies and analyzes the non-market forces (mainly legal, land use, and tenure) that are perceived to impede the development of a healthy peat industry in the province.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Mineral Resources Division, Geological Survey Branch, 1994
Description: 41 p. : maps, ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 95-00158
Additional Contributors: Perry, J.H.
British Columbia


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