The primary activities that the Forest Practices Program within the Fort Nelson Forest District will
focus on are participation in the FRPA Resource Evaluation Program (FREP), the District Forest
Health monitoring program and Timber Supply Review (TSR).
Other current activities that the Forest Practices Program will maintain involvement in are Strategic
planning (Land Use Planning, e.g. LRMP) issues, Operational planning (FSP's) and Silviculture.
There are some overlaps with the Tenures and Compliance and Enforcement programs within the
District. These relate to FSP's (Forest Stewardship Plans) and Silviculture activities.
Also, for the Fort Nelson Forest District's Forest Practices program there will be varied
responsibilities for monitoring Oil & Gas activities on the land base. Especially as the various
Oil & Gas activities relate to access issues, timber utilization issues and any resulting forest
health concerns as a result of their activities. These activities include seismic exploration,
Petroleum Develpoment Roads (PDR's), pipeline construction and development of oil and gas
As accountabilities realized from the new
legislation become apparent over the next few years more focus areas may be brought under the
umbrella of the Forest Practices Program.