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Objectives for Timber and Forest Health ver: 3.8
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Stewardship
A. Objectives Matrix Introduction
B. Objectives set by Government for the FRPA Values
C. Objectives Matrix Site Content List
D. Objectives Matrix FTP Site
1 Soils
2 Timber including Forest Health
3 Wildlife
4 Fish
5 Water
6 Biodiversity
7 Cultural Heritage Resources
8 Resources Features
9 Recreation Resources
10 Visual Quality
11 Forage & Associated Plant Communities
Other Links
FRPA Training Website
FRPA resource evaluation program
Defined Forest Area
Timber Supply Review
Forest Investment Account
Glossary of Forestry Terms

Forestry Acronym

Forest and Range Practices Act site

How to use this web site and where to find information:


1. The Objectives Matrix Timber and Forest Health page contains Objectives set by Government, relevant legislation sections, documents, maps, and useful web links along with a rational in a hierarchical order, specific for the South Island Forest District Planning Area.

2. The Timber and Forest Health elements under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) include: free growing stand (FGS); stocking standards (SS); modification of insect behaviour (MIB); use of seed (US); use of livestock for site preparation and brush control (ULS).
Definitions for terms used in regulations can be found in the FPPR Interpretation section


3. If you are only interested in viewing or downloading the relevant documents, Maps or GIS files, use the Objectives Matrix Table of Content for Timber and Forest Health web page.

4. You can also access or download timber and forest health related files directly from the Matrix Timber FTP site.

Using this site is subject to the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Note: this page is updated with the December 13, 2004 (objectives matrix Ver.: 3.1) the February 24, 2005 (Ver.: 3.2) March 2005 (Ver.: 3.3) 2006 (Ver.: 3.4), 2007 (Ver: 3.5), 2008 (Ver: 3.6), 2009 (Ver: 3.7), 2010 (Ver; 3.8) amendments to FRPA and the regulations.

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SUMMARY OF HIERARCHY:

  • Responsible Agency: the Ministry of Forests and Range (MoFR) is the mandated agency to address timber and forest health values.
  • Hierarchy of Direction: FRPA provides the foundation for directions, however it can be augmented or replaced by other legal direction.
    • Currently the VILUP identifies several enhanced forestry zones (EFZ Map) referring to timber and forest health values.
  • Rationale for hierarchy of direction: This is the direction that reflects hierarchy (refine; replace; adds to; consistent with; or no conflicts) when more than one objective exists in a particular area for a particular element.
    • Currently there are no conflicting objectives referring to timber and forest health values.
  • Area of Application: defined geographic extent, sub-set of planning area:
  • The timber and forest health objectives apply to the entire SIFD area. The enhanced forestry zones (EFZ Map) and the Clayoquot Sound Plan Area have additional requirements.

BREAKDOWN OF DIRECTION:

I. Land use Objectives:

  • Legal objectives and strategies are contained within approved Higher Level Plans (HLP).
  • Currently* the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan (VILUP) is the higher level plan in the SIFD,
  • The Higher Level Plan Order signed on October 2000 establishes the legally binding objectives,
  • Currently* the land use objectives referring to timber and forest health in the higher level plans for the SIFD are outlined in the VILUP Higher Level Plan Order as:
    • D.) for all Enhanced Forestry Zones, as shown on Map 1, save and except the parts of those zones which are designated as community watersheds as defined in section 41 (8) of the Act:

      7.) To increase short-term availability of timber,

      (a) a cutblock may be larger than 40 ha pursuant to section 11(2)(a) of the OPR; and

      (b) pursuant to section 68(4) of the OPR, a cutblock is greened-up if it is adequately stocked and the average height of those trees that are

      (i) the tallest tree in each 0.01 ha plot included in a representative sample, and

      (ii) a commercially valuable species or other species acceptable to the district manager

      is at least 1.3 meters; unless the district manager determines that a cutblock referred under (a) or (b) would significantly impact specific hydrological, wildlife, biodiversity, scenic or recreation values.

    • 9.) "When proposing the species composition for the purposes of OPR section 39 (3) (o), a person may, pursuant to OPR section 41, select a single species that is ecologically suited to the area, if a mix of species was present on the area before the timber was harvested."
    • 9.1)"The area that may be subject to selection of a single species pursuant to objective 9 is limited to no more than 20 per cent of the forested area of any variant within a given Enhanced Forestry Zone, EFZ."
    • For spatial distribution of the EFZ please see: EFZ Map
  • The Vancouver Island Summary Land Use Plan (VISLUP & Appendix), although not a legal document, provides some guidance to implementing the Order.

II. Objectives in Regulations:

  • These objectives are set in Sec. 149, (FRPA) of Forest and Range Practices Act - FRPA, Objectives Set By Government (OSBG) and apply province-wide, and are the most general type of objectives.

Sec 6, (FPPR), of Forest Planning and Practices Regulation - FRPA, sets the Objectives for timber for forestry practices:

"The objectives set by government for timber are to:

(a) maintain or enhance an economically valuable supply of commercial timber from British Columbia's forests,

(b) ensure that delivered wood costs, generally, after taking into account the effect on them of the relevant provisions of this regulation and of the Act, are competitive in relation to equivalent costs in relation to regulated primary forest activities in other jurisdictions, and

(c) ensure that the provisions of this regulation and of the Act that pertain to primary forest activities do not unduly constrain the ability of a holder of an agreement under the Forest Act to exercise the holder's rights under the agreement."

Sec. 9 (WLPPR) of Woodlot Licence Planning and Practice Regulations refers to the established objectives for Woodlot Licenses:

"For the purpose of section 13 (1) (b) (i) [content of woodlot licence plan] of the Act, the objectives set by government are as follows:
(a) maintaining or enhancing an economically valuable supply of commercial timber from the woodlot licence area"

  • Other objectives in regulations (FRPA) include statements to not unduly reduce the timber supply; specifically, objectives for wildlife, riparian areas, biodiversity and soils. These are intended to carry forward current policy. This policy is already inherent in the regulation. Default results and strategies are used simply to incorporate this policy where there is no result or strategy in regulation, for example wildlife, or where a licensee proposes an alternative(s) to the defaults. Although FRPA stop short of defining what an undue reduction is; it is generally accepted that impact to timber supply will not exceed those identified in the Forest Practices Code Timber Supply Analysis (1996).

Intent: Objectives in regulations are intended to provide goalposts for managing and protecting FRPA values. Results and strategies in operational plans must address and be consistent with these objectives.

Changing Objectives: New or modified objectives in regulation are established through the legislative drafting and amendment process. Objectives in regulations cannot be changed or alternatives proposed at a local level.

III. Objectives Enabled by Regulations:

Objectives enabled by regulation are established by the appropriate Minister, or their delegate, for a specified area. These are the most specific of all objectives, although they are not stated in the regulations, the legislation gives authority to the Ministers, or their delegate, to establish them for various types of areas.

Establishment: The Objectives Enabled by Regulation come into effect through government actions.

IV. Grandparented Designations & Objectives:

Existing objectives established under the Forest Practices Code will be grandparented to FRPA as Objectives Enabled by Regulations

  • There are no grandparented designations and objectives referring to timber and forest health for the SIFD

V. Practice Requirements for Timber and Forest Health are:

Currently* the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation (FPPR) does not contain requirements ("default results or strategies") for timber objectives set out in Sec. 6 (FPPR)

The FRPA requires the licensees to specify stocking standards in their Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP) for establishing free growing stand:

Sec. 16 (FPPR), Stocking standards:

(1) A person required to prepare a forest stewardship plan must ensure that the plan specifies the situations or circumstances that determine when Sec. 44 (1), (FPPR) [free growing stands generally] or Sec. 45, (FPPR) [free growing stands collectively across cutblocks] will apply to an area.

(2) In specifying a stocking standard under this section, a person who prepares a forest stewardship plan may consider the factors set out in section 6 [factors relating to stocking standards] of the Schedule.

(3) A person required to prepare a forest stewardship plan must ensure that the plan specifies, for each of the situations or circumstances specified under subsection (1) where

(a) section 44 (1) (a) will apply, the regeneration date and stocking standards,

(b) section 44 (1) (b) will apply, the free growing height and stocking standards,

(c) section 45 (1) will apply, the regeneration date and the stocking standards, and

(d) section 45 (2) will apply, the free growing date and the stocking standards, as approved by the chief forester.

(4) A person required to prepare a forest stewardship plan must ensure that the plan specifies stocking standards for areas referred to in section 44 (4), and the situations or circumstances that determine when the stocking standards will be applied."

Sec. 41 (FPPR), Modification of insect behaviour:

"An agreement holder or a timber sales manager who uses trap trees or pheromones to concentrate insect populations must ensure that the insect brood is destroyed before the insects emerge."

Sec. 42 (FPPR), Use of livestock:

"If a person required to establish a free growing stand uses livestock for site preparation or brush control, the person must ensure that all necessary measures are taken to

(a) control the location and movement of the livestock to minimize conflict with wildlife that could prey on the livestock,

(b) prevent the transmission of disease from the livestock to wildlife, and

(c) maintain the health of the livestock."

Sec. 43 (FPPR), Use of seed:

"(1) In this section, "transfer" means the process by which seed is selected and used, based on the origin of the seed and its genetic suitability for the site on which trees grown from the seed are to be planted.

(2) The chief forester may make standards for matters referred to in section 169 (1) (a) (i) to (v) [chief forester standards for forest practices] of the Act if the chief forester considers such standards to be necessary or appropriate for the purpose of regulating the use, registration, storage, selection or transfer of seed to be used in the establishment of free growing stands.

(3) The chief forester may authorize a person to exercise a discretion of the chief forester described in subsection (5), (6) or (7).

(4) Unless an alternative is approved under subsection (6), a person who plants trees while establishing a free growing stand must use only seed registered, stored, selected and transferred in accordance with the standards, if any, established by the chief forester.

(5) A person referred to in subsection (4) may submit to the chief forester for approval an alternative to any standard established by the chief forester under subsection (2).

(6) The chief forester may approve an alternative submitted under subsection (5) if the chief forester considers that the alternative is consistent with achieving the intent of the standard.

(7) If the chief forester approves an alternative submitted under subsection (5), the person who submitted the alternative

(a) is exempt from the requirement of subsection (4) for which the alternative has been approved, and

(b) must comply with the alternative.

(8) A person who is required to establish a free growing stand must keep a record of the registration numbers of the seed that is used, if any, and a map of the location where the trees grown from the seed are planted."

Sec. 44 (FPPR), Free growing stands generally:

"(1) A person who has an obligation to establish a free growing stand must establish, for areas that have been identified under section 16 (1) [stocking standards] as areas to which this section will apply, a stand that

(a) meets the applicable stocking standards set out in the forest stewardship plan for the area, by the applicable regeneration date specified for the area, and

(b) meets the applicable stocking standards and free growing height set out in the forest stewardship plan for the area by a date that is no more than 20 years from the commencement date, unless the minister permits a later date.

(2) If an agreement holder contravenes section 52 (1) [unauthorized timber harvesting] of the Act, the holder must establish, on the area on which the contravention occurred, a stand that meets the requirements specified in the holder's forest stewardship plan for an area with similar attributes, as if the area on which the contravention occurred had been identified under section 16 (1) as being subject to this section.

(3) A person is exempt from the requirements of section 29 (1) and (2) [free growing stands] of the Act in respect of an area if timber harvesting is restricted to one or more of the following:

(a) harvesting timber to eliminate a safety hazard;

(b) harvesting timber to facilitate the collection of seed, leaving an opening not greater than 1 ha;

(c) removing felled trees from landings and road rights of way;

(d) harvesting trees on land that is, or will be, exclusively used for harvesting hay or grazing livestock in accordance with an agreement under the Range Act;

(e) harvesting timber for experimental purposes if, in the opinion of the minister, the harvesting will be carried out under controlled scientific or investigative conditions;

(f) clearing areas for or within a recreation site or recreation trail;

(g) felling and removing trees that have been or will be treated to facilitate the entrapment of pests;

(h) commercial thinning, removal of individual trees, or a similar type of intermediate cutting;

(i) harvesting special forest products.

(4) A person who harvests timber for the reasons referred to in subsection (3) (h) and (i) must ensure that, for a period of 12 months after completion of harvest, the area on which timber harvesting was carried out conforms to the stocking standards specified in section 16 (4) for the area."

Sec. 45 (FPPR), Free growing stands collectively across cutblocks:

"(1) If a person specifies in a forest stewardship plan under section 16 (1) [stocking standards] that the requirement to be met by the regeneration date relates to a group of cutblocks, the person must establish stands on the net areas to be reforested that conform to the applicable stocking standards by the applicable regeneration date, as identified under section 16 (3) (c).

(2) If a person specifies in a forest stewardship plan, under section 16 (1), that the requirement to be met by the free growing date relates to a group of cutblocks, the person must establish stands on the net areas to be reforested that conform to the applicable stocking standards by the applicable free growing date as identified under section 16 (3) (d)."

Sec. 46 (FPPR), Free growing stand - forestry licence to cut:

"(1) Subject to subsection (3), if

(a) a cutblock is harvested under a forestry licence to cut that

(i) is not a major licence or a minor tenure, or

(ii) is a major licence and was entered into under section 24.8 of the Forest Act or converted into a forestry licence to cut under section 24.9 of the Forest Act, and

(b) 500 m3 or more of timber is harvested from the cutblock,

the minister must establish a free growing stand in the net area to be reforested that

(c) conforms to the applicable stocking standards by the applicable regeneration date, and

(d) conforms to the applicable stocking standards and free growing height, by the applicable free growing date.

(2) Unless otherwise specified by the minister, the applicable stocking standards and applicable regeneration and free growing dates referred to in subsection (1) are those specified for that silviculture system and that biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification in the Ministry of Forests' publication, Reference Guide for Forest Development Plan Stocking Standards, as amended from time to time.

(3) The minister is not required to establish a free growing stand under subsection (1) if the silvicultural system used on the area

(a) is clearcutting and the harvested area, if taken together with adjoining clearcut areas that are not occupied by free growing stands, does not exceed 1 ha, or

(b) is other than clearcutting and, at the completion of harvest, the trees retained on the harvested area conform to the specifications

(i) of the minister, if any, or

(ii) for the applicable silvicultural system and biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification in the Ministry of Forests' publication, Reference Guide for Forest Development Plan Stocking Standards, as amended from time to time.

(4) The minister must consider the matters set out in section 26 (3) when making a decision respecting the applicable stocking standards and applicable regeneration and free growing dates under subsection (2).

(5) The minister must consider the matters set out in section 26 (4) when making a decision respecting the specifications described in subsection (3) (b) (i)."

Sec. 46.1 (FPPR), Free growing stand - community salvage licence:

"(1) A holder of a community salvage licence who harvests timber from an area must ensure that, for a period of 12 months after completion of harvest, the area on which timber harvesting was carried out conforms to

(a) stocking standards authorized by the minister, or

(b) if the minister has not authorized stocking standards under paragraph (a), the specifications for the applicable silvicultural system and biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification in the Ministry of Forests' publication, Reference Guide for Forest Development Plan Stocking Standards, as amended from time to time.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), if a holder of a community salvage licence does not ensure that an area described in subsection (1) conforms to the requirements of that subsection, the holder must establish a free growing stand in the net area to be reforested that

(a) conforms to the applicable stocking standards by the applicable regeneration date, and

(b) conforms to the applicable stocking standards and free growing height, by the applicable free growing date.

(3) Unless otherwise specified by the minister, the applicable stocking standards and applicable regeneration and free growing dates referred to in subsection (2) are those specified for that silvicultural system and that biogeoglimatic ecosystem classification in the Ministry of Forests' publication, Reference Guide for Forest Development Plan Stocking Standards, as amended from time to time.

(4) The minister must consider the matters set out in section 26 (3) when making a decision respecting

(a) the stocking standards described in subsection (1) (a), and

(b) the applicable stocking standards and applicable regeneration and free growing dates under subsection (3)."

Sec. 46.2 (FPPR), Requirements if free growing stand cannot be established:

"(1) Subject to section 108 of the Act, a person who

(a) is required to establish a free growing stand under section 44 to 46.1 of this regulation, and

(b) knows that the requirements of section 44 to 46.1 of this regulation, as applicable, cannot be met, must

(c) give notice to the minister that the requirements to establish a free growing stand cannot be met, giving the reasons, and

(d) submit to the minister a proposal for establishing a free growing stand on the area, including the stocking standards, the free growing height and the latest date by which the stocking standards and free growing height will be achieved.

(2) The minister must approve a proposal submitted under subsection (1) if the minister considers that the proposal is consistent with section 26 (3).

(3) The minister must give notice to the person who submitted the proposal if the proposal has been approved or rejected and, if rejected, must provide written reasons.

(4) The rejection under subsection (3) is reviewable as set out in sections 80 and 81 of the Act and those sections and sections 82 to 84 of the Act apply in respect of the review.

(5) A person who is notified under subsection (3) that the proposal has been approved, must ensure that a free growing stand is established that conforms to the approved proposal."

VI. Factors to Consider in Developing Results & Strategies:

Factors in regulations (FRPA) outlined in Schedule 1 - FPPR to consider in developing results and strategies for timber include:

  • For even-aged stands:
    • Types of commercially valuable and ecologically suitable species that should be established, and
    • Number and distribution of trees to adequately stock a free-growing stand;
  • For uneven-aged stand:
    • Same as even-aged stands plus:
    • Types of commercially valuable and economically suitable species to retain, and
    • Characteristics, quantity and distribution of retained trees;
    Sec. 6, Shedule - Factors (FPPR) Factors relating to stocking specifications:

"(1) In this section:

"even-aged stand" means a stand of trees consisting of only one or two age classes;

"uneven-aged stand" means a stand of trees consisting of three or more age classes.

(2) The following factors apply to the development of stocking standards, generally:

(a) the long term forest health risks that are relevant to species selection for the purposes of establishing a free growing stand under section 29 [free growing stands] of the Act;

(b) the occurrence and extent of forest health factors.

(3) The following factors apply to the development of stocking standards under section 16 (2) [stocking standards]:

(a) for an area that is managed as an even-aged stand,

(i) the types of commercially valuable and ecologically suitable species that should be established on the area;

(ii) the numbers and the distribution of healthy trees of a species referred to in subparagraph (i) that are required to adequately stock a free growing stand established on the area;

(b) for an area that is managed as an uneven-aged stand,

(i) the factors referred to in paragraph (a) that are applicable to those parts of the area that will be reforested,

(ii) the types of commercially valuable and ecologically suitable species that should be retained on the area, and

(iii) the characteristics, quantity and distribution of retained trees referred to in subparagraph (ii).

(4) The following factors apply to developing stocking standards under section 16 (4):

(a) the types of commercially valuable and ecologically suitable species that should be retained on the area;

(b) the characteristics, quantity and distribution of retained trees of a species referred to in paragraph (a), that are required to ensure the area will remain adequately stocked."

Sec. 26 (FPPR), Minister's consideration of stocking standards:

"(1) If, in specifying stocking standards under section 16, a person satisfies the minister that the person addressed only those factors contained in section 6 of the Schedule, the minister must not require the person to address other factors.

(2) The minister may request information under section 16 (2.1) of the Act in respect of stocking standards if the information is

    (a) relevant to the factors in section 6 of the Schedule that were applied, if any,

    (b) relevant to any factor that the person addressed that is not a factor listed in section 6 of the Schedule, and

    (c) either available to the person or in the control or possession of the person.

(3) The minister must approve the regeneration date, free growing height and stocking standards referred to in section 16 (3) if the minister is satisfied that

    (a) the regeneration date and the standards will result in the area being stocked with ecologically suitable species that address immediate and long-term forest health issues on the area, to a density or to a basal area that, in either case,

    (i) is consistent with maintaining or enhancing an economically valuable supply of commercial timber from British Columbia's forests, and

    (ii) is consistent with the timber supply analysis and forest management assumptions that apply to the area covered by the plan on the date that the plan is submitted for approval, and

    (b) the free growing height is of sufficient height to demonstrate that the tree is adapted to the site, and is growing well and can reasonably be expected to continue to do so.

(4) The minister must approve the stocking standards referred to in section 16 (4) if the minister is satisfied that the standards will result in the area being stocked with ecologically suitable species that address immediate and long-term forest health issues on the area, to a density or to a basal area that, in either case, is consistent with

    (a) maintaining or enhancing an economically valuable supply of commercial timber from British Columbia's forests, and

    (b) the timber supply analysis and forest management assumptions that apply to the area covered by the plan on the date that the plan is submitted for approval.

(5) The minister may approve the stocking standards referred to in section 16 (3) or (4), even though they do not conform to subsection (3) or (4) of this section, if the minister is satisfied that the regeneration date and stocking standards are reasonable, having regard to the future timber supply for the area."

  • Forest health risks relevant to species selected and occurrence and extent of forest health factors.

VII. Exemptions: The Minister of Forests and Range may grant an exceptions to the practice requirements in regulation for timber and forest health for:

Sec. 91, (FPPR) Minister may grant exemptions:

"(1) If the minister is satisfied that it is not practicable, given the circumstances or conditions applicable to a particular area, the minister may exempt

(a) a person from

(i) one or more of the following sections of the Act: 10; 29; 29.1; or

(ii) one or more of the following sections of this regulation: 41; 42; 46; 46.1; 50 (2) or (3); 51; 55 to 63; 68; 70 (1); 72; 73; 75; 76; 78; 79; 83 to 85 (1),

(b) a holder of any form of minor tenure from one or more specified provisions of this regulation, and may restrict the exemption to a holder of a minor tenure located in a particular forest region, forest district or other area of British Columbia..."

Sec. 29 (FRPA), Free growing stands

Sec. 29.1 (FRPA), Transfer of obligation to establish a free growing stand

Sec. 41 ( FPPR), Treatment to modify insect behaviour

Sec. 42 (FPPR), Use of livestock for silviculture treatments

Sec. 46 (FPPR), Free growing stand - forestry licence to cut:

Sec. 46.1 (FPPR), Free growing stand - community salvage licence:

Sec. 12 (8) (FPPR) Specifying results or strategies:

"(8) A person who is required to prepare a forest stewardship plan is exempt from the requirement to prepare results or strategies for an objective set by government for timber."

The timber objective; although currently not required to have results and strategies (based on the above Sec. 12 (8)) it is built in other objectives as they all include statements to not unduly reduce the timber supply. Example are the objectives for wildlife, riparian areas, biodiversity and soils.

Other Related Requirements for Timber and Forest Health:

Forest health emergency: Sec. 27 (2), (FRPA)

"The minister may order

    (a) the holder of an agreement under the Forest Act that authorizes timber harvesting in the emergency management area, or

    (b) the timber sales manager

to carry out measures in the emergency management area, limited in the case of the holder, to the area of the holders agreement, to prevent, contain or limit the spread of forest health factors."

  • Requirement to prepare a forest health strategy within the timber supply area (TSA)
  • Currently* this requirement is not yet in force.
  • A similar requirement exists for tree farm licenses (TFL)

    Free growing stands: Sec. 29 (FRPA)

"(1) A holder of a major licence or community forest agreement who harvests timber to which a forest stewardship plan applies must establish in accordance with the plan, the prescribed requirements and the standards, a free growing stand on those portions of the area of the harvest that are in the net area to be reforested.

(2) If the timber sales manager

    (a) has authorized the harvesting of timber under a timber sale licence that requires its holder to prepare a forest stewardship plan, or

    (b) is the holder of a forest stewardship plan,

    he or she must establish in accordance with the plan, the prescribed requirements and the standards, a free growing stand on those portions of the area of the harvest under the plan that are in the net area to be reforested.

(3) A holder of a woodlot licence who harvests timber under the licence must establish a free growing stand on those portions of the area of the harvest that are in the net area to be reforested in accordance with

    (a) the woodlot licence plan, if any, that is pertinent to the licence,

    (b) the prescribed requirements, and

    (c) the standards."

Cumulative Impact:

  • When establishing objectives, the appropriate Minister, or delegate must consider the impact of the proposed objective on the provincial timber supply and cumulative impact on rights granted to timber, woodlot or range agreement holders.

Sec. 19, (FPPR) Division 2.1. Cumulative effect of multiple forest stewardship plans

For the purpose of section 9 [proportional objectives] of the Act, the minister may establish targets referred to in that section, if, where there are likely to be multiple forest stewardship plans within an area,

(a) one or more agreement holders may be unduly constrained in the specifying of results or strategies in the holder's plan unless targets are established under section 9 of the Act,

(b) the agreement holders within the area are unable to reach an agreement that would remove the constraints referred to in paragraph (a),

(c) an agreement holder subject to a constraint referred to in paragraph (a) requests the minister to act under section 9 of the Act, and

(d) the minister is satisfied that a fair and effective order can be made under this section."

New Objectives: Once a new objective has been in place for at least four months:

  • New operational plans must contain results and strategies to address the new objective if applicable to the area under the plan
  • Existing operational plans must be amended to address the new objective if applicable to the area under the plan
  • The government can reduce this four month period for some objectives.

FTP site for timber and forest health related downloads:

Timber and forest health related supporting documents can be found on the SIFD Objectives Matrix FTP site

Timber Related Resources:

For a collection of timber-related resources and other supporting materials visit the:

The Results Reporting System and Stocking Standard Site:

The RESULTS (Reporting Silviculture Updates and Land status Tracking System) application tracks silviculture information by managing the submission of openings, disturbances, silviculture activities and obligation declarations as required by the forest and range regulation and legislation.


FRPA RESOURCE EVALUATION Program:

Timber Conservation and Evaluation Links:

Resource Values Indicators Site:


Other FRPA values: select form the list below:

  1. Soils
  2. Timber including Forest Health
  3. Wildlife
  4. Fish
  5. Water
  6. Biodiversity
  7. Cultural Heritage Resources
  8. Resource Features
  9. Recreation Resources
  10. Visual Quality
  11. Forage and Associated Plant Communities

Disclaimer: Please note that the government is under no obligation to develop or provide the objectives matrix to FRPA stakeholders. The matrix was developed to assist those who prepare operational plan with identifying objectives for which results and strategies must be developed within operational plans. The Ministry of Forests does not make any guarantees with respect to the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information contained within this objectives matrix.

It is the plan proponent's responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements are met.

The legislation extracts quoted in the text of this website are for the users convenience only and they do not have legal status.
For the official legal text, please refer to the Queens Printer legal publications.

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