Forest Practices Code, Province of B.C.

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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:
Nelson Forest Region

September 1996


Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

Table of Contents


Relationship to other guidebooks
Strategic and landscape objectives
Lakeshore management zone (LMZ)
Lakeshore classification process

Lakeshore management zone goals

Requirements for the LMZ on all classified lakes

Lake classification
Silvicultural systems and management practices within the LMZ
Silvicultural systems
Vegetation diversity
Roads, landings and skid roads

Specific management guidelines for the LMZs on classified lakes

A class lakes
B class lakes
C class lakes
D class lakes
E class lakes

Figure 1: Sample of a lakeshore management area

Figure 2: Forest district lake classification process

Appendix A: Classification process and classification forms

Classification forms
Table 1: Example: lake data
Table 2: Example: lakeshore management area attribute checklist
Table 3: Lakeshore attribute descriptions
Table 4: Examples of lake classifications

Appendix B: Visual quality objectives

Appendix C: Resource inventory committee standards

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