Access Management Planning
The Province, in partnership with Lil’wat Nation
and Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative, is taking action to
protect grizzly bears by closing two resource roads in the Upper
Lillooet and Birkenhead River areas.
Starting this year, Birkenhead Lake Forest Service
Road will be closed at the Cerulean Creek bridge (approximately at 19
km) from July 15-Oct. 30 and Lillooet South Forest Service Road will be
closed at approximately the 2 km mark from April 1-June 15 and Sept.
16-Nov. 30. These annual closures are part of a continued effort to
protect threatened grizzly bears in the Sea to Sky Natural Resource
The closures restrict motorized
vehicle access into areas highly valued for spring forage in the Upper
Lillooet area and summer/fall berry forage in the Birkenhead
The closures were recommended in the report
“Motorized Access Management: Recommendations to Protect Grizzly Bears
in the Upper Lillooet River Area.”
Click here to see the report, which includes maps of the affected
Forest Stewardship Plans
In January 2004, the Government of British Columbia changed how forest
management plans are developed and approved. Under the Forest and
Range Practices Act, forest licensees must have authorization from
the government before they can harvest timber or build roads on Crown
land. Forest licensees first submit Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP) or
Woodlot Licence Plans (WLP) to the government for approval. Once
approved, the licensee can apply for site level permits and
authorizations to harvest timber or build roads.
Click here to see a copy of the
district's FSPs. For any questions, please contact us by telephone
604-898-2100 or by email at
Resource Stewardship Monitoring
Monitoring of key FRPA values is done by each
district through the Forest and Range Evaluation Program – FREP.
FREP is a long-term commitment by government to:
Assess the effectiveness of forest and range
legislation in achieving stewardship objectives,
Determine whether forest and range practices
are achieving government’s objectives, with a focus on biological
function and social values (visual quality and cultural heritage),
Identify forest and range resource value
status and trends, and
Identify opportunities for continued
improvement of British Columbia’s forest and range practices, policies
Sea to Sky District FREP Monitoring Results Are In!
Multiple Resource Value Assessment (MRVA)
Monitoring reports and map for every district:
Multiple resource value assessments document the results of stand and
landscape-level monitoring carried out under FREP. This report summarizes results for riparian,
water quality (sediment), biodiversity (stand and landscape level), and
visual quality monitoring conducted in the Sea to Sky District and
includes a district manager commentary of key strengths and weaknesses.
Through MRVA reports, decision makers communicate expectations for
sustainable resource management of public resources and identify
opportunities for continued improvement.
Landscape Unit (OGMA) SRMP Planning
Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan
Timber Supply Review
Visual Resource Management