Often considered to be the entire scene visible from a viewpoint and are usually comprised of several landforms.

The forest legislation uses the term landscape in its definitions of visual alterations. However, human perception studies show that the people tend to assess visual disturbance on landforms rather than landscapes. Hence, visual impact assessments are carried out on landforms, not landscapes.

A distinct topographic feature, is three-dimensional in form, and is generally defined by ridges, valleys, shorelines, and skylines. Landform examples include hills and mountains.

The forest legislation uses the term landscape in its definitions of visual alterations. However, human perception studies show that the people tend to assess visual disturbance on landforms rather than landscapes. Hence, visual impact assessments are carried out on landforms, not landscapes.

A plan approved by the district manager for a portion of the provincial forest that provides area-specific resource management objectives for integrating resource use in the area.

An audit of forest practices for performance under some, but not all, of the relevant requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

see riparian leave strip.

The process by which decisions are made on future land uses over extended time periods, that are deemed to best serve the general welfare.

Planning area delineated on the basis of topographic or geographic features. Typically they cover a watershed or series of watersheds, and range in size from 5,000 to 400,000 hectares.

The fundamental characteristics of a specific geographic area, including its biological composition and physical environment.

A strategic, multi-agency, integrated resource plan at the sub-regional level. It is based on the principles of enhanced public involvement, consideration of all resource values, consensus-based decision making, and resource sustainability.

Fuels that provide vertical continuity between the surface fuels and crown fuels in a forest stand, thus contributing to the ease of torching and crowning.