What We Are Working On
Assessment of Forest and Range Planning and Practices to Conserve Fish Habitat in British Columbia
The Board decided to initiate a two-part investigation of how well fish habitat is conserved under FRPA.
The purpose of part two is to evaluate:Details
1. licensees’ compliance with FRPA’s requirements to protect fish habitat; and,
2. whether, and to what extent, planning and practices by forest and range licensees are contributing to the protection of fish habitat at both the site and watershed levels in sample watersheds know to have significant fish values.
Management of Fish Habitats
This report will focus on the BC government’s approach to the management of fish habitat, with an emphasis on forestry and range practices under FRPA.Details
Harvesting Young Stands of Timber on the BC Coast – Does Age Matter?
Special report exploring the extent of young stand harvesting in five coastal Timber Supply Areas and comment on issues related to harvesting at young stand ages if this practice is extensive.Details
West Fraser Mills Ltd. – Quesnel Natural Resource District
The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of West Fraser Mills Ltd. on tree farm licence 52, near Quesnel, during the week of July 17, 2017.Details
11 woodlots – Nadina Natural Resource District
Audit announcement of 11 woodlots in Nadina Natural Resource District.Details
Canadian Forest Products Ltd. – FL A17007 – Fort Nelson Natural Resource District
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. on forest licence A17007 during the week of Sept. 11, 2017.Details
Gwa’Nak Resources Ltd. – North Island Natural Resource District
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Gwa’Nak Resources Ltd. on forest licences A93095, A93096 and A75918, north of Port Hardy along the Belize Inlet, during the week of Aug. 14, 2017.Details
Aspen Planers Ltd. – Cascades Natural Resource District
The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of 0866740 B.C. Ltd., held by Aspen Planers Ltd., on forest licence A18700 during the week of July 10, 2017.Details
BCTS – Skeena-Stikine Natural Resource District – Babine Business Area
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales program and timber sale licence holders in the Skeena-Stikine Natural Resource District portion of the Babine Business Area from June 5 to 9.Details
Special Investigation Reports
Are Appropriate Reforestation Choices being made in the Interior Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone?
This objective of this report is to assess whether an appropriate mix of tree species isDetails
being maintained in the Interior Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone of southern BC and
implications for both timber and non-timber values if it is not.
Government’s Compliance and Enforcement Program
A special investigation examining whether government’s compliance and enforcement framework is appropriate, with a focus on the Forest and Range Practices Act and Wildfire Act.
The Board will report to the public on the results of this special investigation, addressing the structure and delivery of the Compliance and Enforcement program, after the completion of interviews, office work and analysis. The Board may make recommendations for improvement.Details
Woodlot Management and Practices in the Kootenay Lakes TSA
The special investigation will determine if the roles and responsibilities of woodlot licensees, government and forest professionals in the Kootenay Lake TSA are clearly defined and understood, and are being carried out in a manner that ensures woodlot licensees are complying with forest practices legislation.Details