- To provide an accurate visual representation of those physical features,
ecological units, standards units, and other resource features referred
to in, or with a bearing on, the prescription.
General mapping requirements
A silviculture prescription is required to describe the location of areas where timber will be harvested, areas where timber was damaged or destroyed, and mappable reserves, including wildlife tree patches and riparian reserve zones. A suitable map should ensure that this requirement is fulfilled.
The appropriate scale and level of detail will depend on topography, block size, and complexity of management on the area. Appropriate scale can vary from about 1:5000 to 1:20 000. Whether it is necessary to delineate very small units depends on their impact on the prescription.
The SP template does not yet include digital standards for spatial (map-based) data required as part of the SP. Future work on the SP template is expected to provide these spatial data standards, but in the meantime each statutory decision maker will determine specific map requirements at the local level.
Note: The spatial data standards used for the FDP map will be used for SP standards. A few more need to be added.
Administrative and area information
The following information is not mandatory but is suggested to simplify administration and provide references to the prescription document:
- tenure identification: licence number, cutting permit (for major licensees), block number, and BCGS mapsheet and opening number (if available)
- scale, north arrow, legend, and date.
Resource and ecological information
The total area under the prescription must be illustrated, and must correspond to the area section of the prescription. The prescription map(s) must describe or contain:
- all streams, lakes, and wetlands, and their riparian classification (if
the streams are within a community watershed, indicate if they are fish streams)
- known forest ecosystem networks
- known wildlife habitat area(s) identified in the forest development plan
or an amendment, in the affected area of a proposed cutblock
- sensitive areas
- known resource features, other than domestic water supply intakes
- known licensed domestic water supply intakes and related water supply infrastructure
- known community water supply intakes and related water supply infrastructure
- known temperature-sensitive streams
- approximate location of permanent access structures other than gravel pits
or rock pits
- approximate location of gravel pits and rock pits, if they are proposed
within 20 m of the top of a gully sidewall or the outer edge of a riparian
- approximate location of temporary roads and landings
- biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification (BEC)
- approximate location of a gully
- on the Coast: if the gully is identified in a gully assessment as requiring
- in the Interior: if the gully requires special management
- approximate location and type of stream crossings.