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
Management of Fish Habitats
This is part one of a two part report series. 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
A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. – FL A19229
Audit announcement of A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. activities on forest licence A19229.Details
Adams Lake – FL A89984
Audit announcement of forest licence A89984, held by Adams Lake, in the Thompson Rivers Natural 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
BCTS – Dawson Creek TSA portion of the Peace-Liard Business Area
Audit announcement of BCTS program and timber sale licence holders in the Dawson Creek TSA portion of the Peace-Liard Business Area.Details
11 woodlots – Nadina Natural Resource District
Audit announcement of 11 woodlots in Nadina Natural Resource District.Details
Special Investigation Reports
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 part two 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: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.
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
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