What We Are Working On

Special Reports

  • Special Report: The Board’s Experience with Forestry and Water Users

    This special report will examine the public complaints investigated by the Board under the FRPA regime including those related to drinking water in BC forests, and other relevant water-related complaints, to determine whether forest practices are negatively affecting drinking water supplies.

  • 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 FRPA


Audit Reports

Special Investigation Reports

  • Special Investigation – Appropriateness of Wildfire Act Determinations

    The objective of this special investigation is to determine whether Wildfire Act determinations are appropriate. The review will also identify policy issues, such as how the regime addresses the public interest in hazard abatement (including fuels reduction in wildland urban interface areas), and differences among those subject to its regulations.

  • 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.