The Campbell River Natural Resource District
Timber Pricing and Revenue staff are responsible for the District’s
activities related to forest measurements (timber cruising and residue &
waste surveys) and timber pricing (district appraisal reviews).
Timber cruising entails the measurement of
timber to be harvested. The timber cruise provides data that is
essential for determining stumpage rates on Crown timber, such as volume
and grade by species. Although licensees are responsible for timber
cruising, district staff carries out random checks to ensure the
cruising meets the required FLNRO standards.
Residue and waste surveys are carried out
following the completion of primary harvesting. These surveys measure
the timber which is left on harvested areas. Licensees are also
responsible for completing these surveys, which are subsequently
submitted to district staff for their review and approval.
The District Timber Pricing staff review
appraisal data submissions received from licensees. The data includes
information such as the timber cruise and estimated road and bridge
development costs particular to the cutting authority area that is under
application. This data is then electronically sent to Regional pricing
staff for their use in determining the stumpage rate for each cutting