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NSR on Crown land has decreased by over 1.2 million hectares from 1988/89 when the first ‘net change’ analysis of NSR on managed forest land was produced for an annual report.

Not satisfactorily restocked (NSR) Crown land (ha)a from 88/89 to 94/95


Obligation categoryb


Year

Ministry
pre ’82 good+med

Ministry
pre ’82
poor+low

Ministry
82–87
(all sites)

Ministry
post ’87
(all sites)

SBFEP
post ’88
(all sites)c

Major licences
post ’87
(all sites)c

Total NSR
all categories
(all sites)


88/89

553 145

305 423

990 347

 

28 015

95 221

1 972 151

89/90

436 691

310 293

875 178

 

47 774

192 917

1 862 853

90/91

458 338

260 779

766 578

 

101 947

381 222

1 968 864

91/92

326 611

181 164

417 436

45 232

62 117

496 920

1 529 480

92/93

272 975

128 402

292 086

45 904

75 582

547 458

1 362 408

93/94

237 996

106 020

269 435

30 295

83 664

562 823

1 290 233

94/95

204 222

82 880

194 435

25 748

75 654

467 672

1 050 611

95/96

182 611

79 347

143 515

23 928

61 538

466 049

956 988

96/97

211 555d

 

110 742

26 140

45 918

433 583

827 938

97/98

182 474d,e

 

101 987e

25 018

38 059

404 994

752 532


  1. This table reports the NSR as of March 31 of each year and does not include the approximate 2 million hectares of pre-1982 not-stocked land that is on the Inventory Branch database. Much of the timber on 2 million hectares is still classified as non-commercial, even though natural regeneration is in progress on many of the sites.
  2. Key to obligation category, based on the responsiblity for reforestation to the free growing stage
    • Pre ’82, good and medium sites A large portion of this obligation category was treated under FRDA I, from 1985–1990, and the Forest Renewal Initiatives Program for 90/91.
    • Pre ’82, poor and low sites Poor and low NSR sites created prior to 1982 are given low priority for funding.
    • 1982–87, all sites This includes area under the (then named) Small Business Forest Enterprise Program (SBFEP) (cut prior to January 1, 1988), and areas of major licensees (cut prior to October 1, 1987), together with ministry pre ’82 good and medium sites are considered “outstanding obligations.”
    • Post ’87, all sites The ministry remains responsible for basic silviculture on all areas denuded by fire or pests.
    • SBFEP Basic silviculture on areas denuded after January 1, 1988 is funded by SBFEP account and implemented by the ministry.
    • Major licensees post ’87, all sites Basic silviculture on all areas harvested after October 1, 1987 is funded by major licensees. Licensees have 6 to 7 years to reach the basic silviculture requirement through natural regeneration or 3 to 4 years through planting, as specified in the silviculture prescription for each area.
  3. Stocking is in progress on these areas and is within allowable regeneration periods.
  4. Site class not used when reporting pre ’82 NSR Crown land.
  5. These areas are considered ‘outstanding obligations’ as of August 1996, for treatment under the Backlog Reforestation Program funded by Forest Renewal BC.

Data source: MoF annual reports.

To download the Excel data file for this table, click here.

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