What We Are Working On
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
An Evaluation of the Forest and Range Evaluation Program
Monitoring and continuous improvement is a foundational piece in the BC results-based model of forest and range stewardship. The role of government’s Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP) is to monitor results on the ground to ensure planning and practices, as well as policy, are effective in meeting government objectives for sustainable forest and range management, as established in the Forest and Range Practices Act.
The purpose of this special report is to determine the effectiveness of the FREP program in implementing continuous improvement and adaptive management as a foundation for the FRPA legislative framework.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
BCTS – South Island Natural Resource District portion of the Strait of Georgia Business Area
The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber sale licence holders in the South Island Natural Resource District portion of the Strait of Georgia Business Area from May 29 to June 2.Details
5 Range Tenures – Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District
The Forest Practices Board will audit the planning and practices on five range tenures for grazing cattle in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District, during the week of Sept. 12, 2016.Details
Special Investigation Reports
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
Road Construction in Steep Terrain
With the vast network of resource roads in B.C., it is inevitable that some of these roads are constructed on steep terrain. Roads on steep slopes have long been identified as a cause of slumps, landslides and, in some cases, impacts to fish streams and private property across B.C. With specific concerns identified, the board’s investigation will determine whether parties who construct resource roads on steep terrain are meeting legislative requirements of FRPA and following professional standards of practice and the related guidelines of the professional regulatory bodies.Details