Range Use Plan Guidebook

Table of Contents

Appendix 1

Range use plan template, amendment form and
sample approval checklist

This template outlines the elements of range use plans as required by the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and the Operational Planning Regulation.

If a range use plan includes unfenced grazing land (unfenced private land grazed in common with Crown range), only the grazing schedule applies to that private land. The district manager may approve a schedule for any time period, provided that stock control is adequate to prevent trespass on Crown range.

Range Use Plan

RUP #: ______

The district manager, pursuant to section 41 of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act, has determined that this range use plan will adequately manage and conserve the forest resources of the agreement area.

The attached map is part of the range use plan.

This range use plan is associated with the following range agreement(s).

NAME:__________________RANGE AGREEMENT #:_______

ADDRESS:____________________________FILE #:_______

TELEPHONE:__________________STOCK RANGE:________

RANGE UNIT:____________

This range use plan expires on:

______________________


mm/dd/yy


Submitted by:

____________________________________ on

__________________


Signature of range agreement holder

mm/dd/yy


I hereby approve this range use plan.

This range use plan takes effect on:

_____________________


mm/dd.yy

Approved by:

_________________________________ on

____________________


Signature of district manager

mm/dd/yy

Range Use Plan for Livestock Grazing

A map (provided by the Ministry of Forests)

Measures to address strategies provided
by the district manager relating to

  1. ungulate winter range
  2. achieving biological diversity
  3. protecting resource features and/or sensitive areas
  4. achieving or maintaining properly functioning condition (PFC) in riparian areas
  5. achieving desired plant communities (DPCs) in areas that have been, or may be, significantly affected by livestock use

Current plant community

Desired plant community

Measures to achieve DPC













  1. addressing known water quality objectives
  2. minimizing damage to trees that are not free growing
  3. Wildlife Habitat Areas
  4. other strategies required to adequately manage and conserve the resource for the plan area

Grazing schedule

Pasture name

No. of livestock

AUMs

Period of use

Key areas as given

Range readiness criteria

Average stubble height at end of period

Browse use levels

































note any unfenced private land grazed in common with Crown range

Other comments specific to success of the plan

These may include comments on other uses and how they affect the plan holder’s ability to manage the rangeland.

Range Use Plan for Hay cutting

A map of the area (provided by the Ministry of Forests)

Area to be harvested
(as mapped)

Desired plant community

Measures

Date of harvest

Range readiness criteria

Average stubble height at end of period

























Range use plan amendment form

RUP#: _______

The attached amendment to the range use plan is submitted pursuant to Section _____ of the ___________________________________________ .

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Submitted by:

____________________________________ on

__________________


Signature of range agreement holder

mm/dd/yy

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This range use plan amendment is associated with the following range agreement.

NAME:_________________________RANGE AGREEMENT #:________

ADDRESS:__________________________________FILE #:_________

TELEPHONE:_________________________STOCK RANGE:_________

RANGE UNIT:________________

The district manager, pursuant to section 41 of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act, has determined that this Range Use Plan Amendment: 1) meets the requirements of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act, and its regulations and standards; 2) will adequately manage and conserve the forest resources of the agreement area; and 3) does not affect the public in a material way.

I hereby approve this range use plan amendment.

Approved by:

_________________________________ on

____________________


Signature of district manager

mm/dd/yy

Range use plan approval checklist

Article

Included

N/A

Comments

Map showing:




Agreement boundaries




Community watershed boundaries




Ungulate winter range




Wildlife habitat areas




Range developments




Resource features that might be affected by livestock use




Wildlife habitat features




Streams, wetlands, lakes




Recreational facilities




Research installations




Domestic water intakes




Snow courses




Cultural heritage features




Known sensitive areas




Key areas




Plantations








Measures to address d.m. strategies




Ungulate winter range




Biological diversity




Resource features and/or sensitive areas




PFC in riparian areas




Achieving desired plant communities




Water quality objectives




Trees not free growing




Other








Grazing schedule for all plan areas




Livestock class, numbers and AUMs




Periods of use




Unfenced private land








Key areas




Range readiness criteria




Average stubble heights




Browse use levels








Advertised




Referrals




Review and comment




Responses to referrals/comments




Prepared by: ___________________________ District manager's initials:_________

 

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