Region Implementation Team (CRIT)
CRIT is a team of forest resource practitioners working
together within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource
Operations (FLNR) West and South Coast Regions to achieve industry
and government goals and objectives under the Forest and Range
Practices Act (FRPA). The goal of CRIT is to resolve issues
promptly and communicate solutions to practitioners and promote and
support a spirit of cooperation, trust and innovation among forest
practitioners. The CRIT works closely with the Coast Area Forest
Management Leadership Teams (FMLT) and the Coast Operational Issues
Forum (Coast OIF) to ensure implementation issues are resolved at
the appropriate level.
Terms of Reference
From its inception in 2003, CRIT has been responsible for the
development of its own terms
of reference (TOR) with subsequent endorsement by FLNR and the
Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) senior management
sponsors. For questions or comments regarding these publications,
please contact the CRIT secretary.
The team includes representatives and
representatives from the Ministry of FLNR, BC Timber Sales, the Association of BC Forest Professionals,-the
Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) and non-CFPA forest tenure
holder members. The team is co-chaired by one FLNR member and one
CFPA member. Each member is responsible for communicating FRPA
implementation issues and solutions between CRIT and the clients
and constituents they represent.
CRIT and FMLT provides forest
professionals with a forum to identify and resolve forest
stewardship planning and practices implementation issues at the
regional and district levels. In addition, CRIT works closely
with the Coast OIF to identify and bring resolution to forest
stewardship issues at the regional scale and identify issues and
contacts for dealing with issues at the provincial scale.
To assist with identifying and submitting forest stewardship
implementation issues, a Policy
Initiation Form is available to help document information
necessary to communicate and address the issue. Forest planners and
practitioners are encouraged to forward completed
form(s) to the appropriate CRIT, FMLT or OIF issues management team
representative. For questions or comments regarding how to fill out
a policy initiation form, please contact the CRIT secretary.
What's New for September 2018
The Importance of Silviculture in Timber Supply Analysis, a
Coastal Perspective discussion paper
The Silviculture Working Group has completed
development of a discussion paper looking at the linkage between silviculture practices and timber supply
analysis. The goal is to highlight the significant influence silviculture practices has on timber supply
analysis on the coast, Follow the link to Silviculture
Working Group page to access this document.
Feedback & Contact Information
If there is a forest stewardship implementation issue that
you would like to be brought to the attention of CRIT, or for
information about upcoming meetings and conference calls, contact
your CRIT representative by following the Membership link above or
contact the CRIT secretary.
Chuck Rowan, CRIT Secretary
Telephone: (250) 751-7096