What is the Board’s role in appeals?

The Forest Practices Board has the authority to appeal certain determinations made under the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act. This includes contravention determinations, administrative penalties, remediation orders, wildfire cost recovery, and the approval or refusal of forestry and range operational plans.

The Board also has the authority to participate in appeals initiated by others including, for example, licensees, private land owners and contractors.

The Board may initiate or join appeals on its own initiative or at the request of the public. The Board’s decision to participate in an appeal is largely driven by public interest factors.