What is an appeal?

The Forest Appeals Commission is an independent tribunal and has the authority to hear appeals of a range of determinations (an act, omission, decision, procedure, levy, order, or other action made or taken by an official) made under the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Wildfire Act and others.

The Commission can hold hearings in person, by video or in writing. The Commission has the authority to confirm, vary or rescind determinations or may refer a matter back to the person who made the determination, with or without directions.

The Forest Appeals Commission provides valuable information about appeals and the appeal process and publishes its decisions on its website: www.fac.gov.bc.ca