What We Are Working On

Special Reports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Audit Reports

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.

  • 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.