The appellants appealed the issuance of 5 pesticide use permits to the Ministry of Forests. The permits allowed aerial spraying by helicopter and ground spraying within the Revelstoke Forest District. The appellants maintained that the application of the herbicide would have an unreasonable adverse effect on man and the environment.
The Board reiterated that they have no jurisdiction to challenge the validity of a federally registered pesticide. The Board found no conclusive evidence of any unreasonable adverse effects. It thus upheld the permits but amended each of them ensuring that a 3 week notice period be given before the spraying is done.