Our Mission

OUR MANDATE

To serve the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in British Columbia.

OUR PURPOSE

  • Encourage sound forest and range practices that warrant public confidence.
  • Encourage fair and equitable application of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
  • Encourage continuing improvements in forest and range practices.

OUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS

These values and corresponding behaviours guide us in all of our work.

INDEPENDENCE

  • Act on behalf of the public interest, not any single group
  • Perform in a non-adversarial, unbiased, non-partisan and balanced manner

INTEGRITY

  • Be straightforward in approach— tell it like it is
  • Base actions and decisions on knowledge, evidence, experience and common sense

EXCELLENCE

  • Produce high-quality work
  • Seek continuous improvement— both in our work and in forest and range practices

FAIRNESS

  • Treat all people with respect, fairness and sensitivity
  • Seek solutions rather than assigning blame

TRANSPARENCY

  • Provide clear and concise reports to the public
  • Be accessible and accountable