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This Forest Practices Code Guidebook is presented for information only

It is not cited in regulation. The Forest and Range Practices Act and its regulations took effect on Jan. 31, 2004. This replaced the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and regulations. For further information please see the Forest and Range Practices Act.

Lake Classification and Lakeshore Management Guidebook: Prince George Forest Region

September 1996


Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act
Operational Planning Regulation

Table of Contents

Introduction Setting objectives for lakeshore management areas
Lake classification
Establishing riparian reserve and lakeshore management zone widths
Applying appropriate management practices around lakes


  1. Lake classification criteria for fisheries values
  2. Lake classification criteria for water quality values
  3. Lake classification criteria for wildlife/biodiversity values
  4. Lake classification criteria for recreation and visual quality values

List of figures

  1. Sample of a lakeshore management area (LMA)

List of tables

  1. Examples of potential lake classifications
  2. Riparian reserve zone, and lakeshore management zone widths by lake class
  3. Recommended tree retention objectives and silvicultural systems for those parts of cutblocks that occur within the lakeshore management zone