What We Are Working On
Managing Forest Recreation Resources Values under FRPA
This special report has been prompted by multiple concerns and complaints received by the Forest Practices Board about outdoor recreation activities and how recreation values are managed under FRPA. This report will determine how forestry planning and practices are addressing forest recreation values under FRPADetails
Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District – Small-scale Salvage Program
Audit announcement of FLNRO’s small-scale salvage program and salvage licence holders in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District.Details
5 Woodlots near Fort St. John – Peace Resource District
Audit announcement of five woodlots in the Peace Resource District.Details
5 Range Tenures – Rocky Mountain District
Audit announcement of five range tenures for grazing cattle in the Rocky Mountain Resource District.Details
BCTS Kootenay Business Area – Arrow Field Unit portion
Audit announcement of the BCTS program and timber sale licence holders in the Arrow Field Unit portion of the BCTS Kootenay Business Area.Details
Special Investigation Reports
Follow-up of Bridge and Wood Box Culvert Planning, Design and Construction
In March 2014, the Board published the Bridge Planning, Design and Construction Special Investigation Report, which identified some significant issues with the planning, design and construction of bridges. This is a follow-up on our previous work to see if the changes that have been made in response to our recommendations from the 2014 report have resulted in the necessary improvements to compliance.Details
Special Investigation of Bridges and Wood Box Culverts
This investigation will follow-up on our 2014 Investigation of Bridge Construction to see if changes made in response to that report have resulted in the necessary improvements to planning, design and construction practices. The investigation will include bridges and wood box culverts constructed since January 1, 2017, by government and agreement holders in the Mackenzie, North Island-Central Coast, Sea to Sky, Selkirk and Skeena-Stikine Natural Resource Districts.Details
Protection of Species at Risk Under FRPA: Northern Goshawk
This special investigation will assess if the mechanisms available under FRPA and associated IWMS guidance are adequate for maintaining species at risk habitat. Northern Goshawk will be used as a case study to evaluate both legal and voluntary measures to maintain suitable habitat for Northern Goshawk and their prey on the coast and in the interior.Details
Assessment of Forest and Range Planning and Practices to Conserve Fish Habitat in British Columbia
This is the second part of the two part series looking at fish habitat in BC. This investigation will focus on how well fish habitat is conserved under FRPA.
More specifically, the purpose of part two is to evaluate:
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.
Part one was published in July 2018 as a Special Report.Details
Are Appropriate Reforestation Choices being made in the Interior Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone?
The objective of this investigation is to assess whether an appropriate mix of tree species is 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.Details
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