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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Legislation

Legislation for community forests is contained within the Forest Act, Part 3, Division 7.1

The Community Tenures Regulation (July, 2004) defines eligible applicants and establishes criteria used to evaluate applications.

Community forests legislation and regulations also:

  • set out the content of the new community forest agreement;

  • link the new agreement to key provisions in the Forest Act;

  • enables the development of regulations related to the agreement;

  • establishes provisions to award and evaluate agreements.

The Ministry of Forests provides a page of links to current regulations and legislation at the following location:
https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/legsregs/

Copies of regulations are also available through Queen's Printer.