| Forest Stand Management is one of the programs under the umbrella of Forest Stewardship.
The Forest Stand Management Program implements silviculture activities within the Chilcotin Forest District.
"Silviculture is the art and science of establishing and tending forests."
The first trees were planted in British Columbia in 1930; in May of 2002 we celebrated the five billionth tree as it went into the ground. Over the years, a great many changes have taken place in silviculture as new knowledge is integrated with experience. The opportunity to continue learning makes silviculture an exciting, challenging and rewarding field to work in.
Forest Stand Management Activities
In some instances, a licensee may pay a fee (or levy) which results in a forest district taking over the licensee's silviculture obligations after harvesting and sanitation treatment (if necessary) is completed and the debris piles are burned. The ministry then undertakes the necessary silviculture activities to stock the block and bring it to the free growing stage. Silviculture activities include: site preparation, planting, vegetation management, spacing, pruning, commercial thinning or fertilization.
Forest Stand Management Fund
This account was originally established as a fund by the Forest Stand Management Fund Act, 1986 and was changed to a Special Account under the Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act. Revenue is provided by contributions from municipalities, the forest industry, forest-sector unions and others. Expenditures provide for enhanced management of British Columbia's forests and range lands.
Photo Credit: Cameron Klause
~ Range Agrologist, A.Ag.