Forest Practices Code, Province of B.C.

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This Forest Practices Code Guidebook is presented for information only

It is not cited in regulation. The Forest and Range Practices Act and its regulations took effect on Jan. 31, 2004. This replaced the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and regulations. For further information please see the Forest and Range Practices Act.

Stand Management Prescription Guidebook

Second Edition

March 1999


Table of Contents



General requirements

SMP format

Location identification (Section A)

Management objectives and consistency with
other plans (Section B)

Ecological information, site and stand characteristics

Target stand conditions and strategies

D-1. Post-treatment standards

D-2. Special areas

D-3. Reserve areas

Mapping requirements

E. Prescription signatures

Appendix 1. Stand management prescription template

Figure 1. Graphical representation of SMP definitions for standards units, treatment areas, special areas and reserve areas, simplified to show definitions. (This is not a sample SMP map.)

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