What We Are Working On

Special Reports

  • 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

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Audit Reports

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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