The Tenures section is responsible for the preparation and issuance of all
forms of tenure as provided for in the Forest, Land and Water Acts. This includes timber, road, land use
and water tenures as well as collecting and presenting field and other data for the
determination of stumpage rates and the measurement of residue and waste.
Stewardship and First Nations
The Stewardship section of the District is responsible
for protecting, conserving, and enhancing vegetation, biodiversity, soil and
water values on Crown lands. Stewardship practices include identifying,
measuring, assessing, protecting, and monitoring those which actively use public
resources. The Ministry's stewardship ethic is also designed to sustain and
restore the health, beauty, diversity and productivity of the rich mosaic of our
Stewardship staff also provide district leadership in matters dealing with First Nations to ensure aboriginal rights are not unjustifiably infringed, and accommodating their interests where appropriate.
Engineering and Geomatics
The Engineering Program in the District is responsible for:
- Monitoring and enforcing engineering standards of forest roads on Crown land; and,
- For establishing, regulating and monitoring Forest Service Roads for current conditions and use.
The Geomatics section is responsible for inputting & managing
spatial data related to ministry information systems. They are also called upon
to perform mapping services and simple to moderately complex data analysis &
reporting projects of an operational nature.
Scaling and Client Services
To ensure that the Crown receives its share of revenue the Scaling section is responsible for the development and management of the District scaling program in accordance with the Forest Act and its Regulations, as well as provincial policy and guidelines. They continuously monitor and inspect scaling sites to ensure all timber cut is satisfactorily scaled and returns are compiled. They ensure scaling sites, scaler appointments and acting scaler appointments are authorized.
The Client Services Section is responsible for supplying support
services to the programs and staff in the Resource District, Front Counter BC and for BC Timber
Sales, Skeena Business Area. Duties include clerical services, records
management, receptionist services and vehicle and asset management.
Scaling/Client Services Staff