Messages From CRIT

From time to time, the resolution to an implementation issue presented to CRIT is best achieved through reinforcement of communications.  If a solution to the issue already exists within legislation, policy, guidance, etc. it may be that the issue simply needs to be addressed through appropriate communication to potentially impacted forest professionals.  Many of these communications are captured in CRIT meeting minutes with the membership responsible for communicating the message back to their respective constituents.  However, for significant issues requiring broader communication, CRIT may develop specific messaging documents to assist in communications.  Messaging from CRIT includes;

  1. Based on discussions held at the September 29, 2005 CRIT meeting, a number of key principles and message related to the development of objectives under the Government Actions Regulation were compiled into the document GAR Key Principles.

  2. The CRIT has developed messaging to the Coast Region District Managers promoting the use of planning and practices monitoring to create a team environment for managing coastal forests. The document includes suggested methods to promote efficient monitoring efforts between district & licensees.
  3. New GAR Administration Messaging

    During the November 22, 2007 Coast FRPA Implementation (CRIT) meeting, there was discussion around the issue of Government Actions Regulation (GAR) administrative communications. Based on this discussion, CRIT has developed administration communication recommendations to GAR authorities for the Ministry of Forests and Range, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands and Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts within the Coast Forest Region.


  4. Post FSP Approval Communications Messaging

    At the November 22, 2007 Coast Region FRPA Implementation Team (CRIT) meeting, the topic of post Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) approval communications was discussed. CRIT acknowledges the importance of maintaining effective and efficient communications with our neighbours and interested parties beyond the FSP approval process. CRIT has endorsed a FSP Communications Message and covering e-mail intended to provide general advice and recommendations on how licensees and government agency staff can manage communications with interested parties during the implementation of a FSP.

  5. It is generally understood that increased use of silvicultural systems that retain high levels of dispersed forest cover has timber supply implications, i.e. modified forest cover and growth & yield implications. Traditional use of RESULTS has not allowed us to extract the information necessary to reasonably understand the scope of high retention silvicultural system application for the purpose of determining potential timber supply implications.

    The Silviculture Working Group was asked to review this issue and develop guidance that could be used by professionals to ensure that relevant forest cover data is available to inform timber supply reviews. Based on consensus, the Silviculture WG has developed the RESULTS Retention Reporting Memorandum. This work has now been endorsed by the CRIT co-chairs (Joe LeBlanc and Hal Reveley) for professional consideration.

    Please forward any questions about the guidance memo to Craig Wickland at (250) 751-7094 or


  6. A number of government's FRPA goals look to foster an operating climate conducive to implementing innovative forest management techniques with the goal of allowing industry to operate as efficiently as possible and effectively respond to changing operating conditions, while maintaining high environmental standards.

    To help achieve government's goal, a CRIT sub-group was asked to research options of developing guidance on how to develop & review innovative Forest Stewardship Plan submissions. As a result of this work, the sub-group developed the Fostering FRPA Operational Plan Innovation guidance document. This document has now been endorsed by the CRIT co-chairs (Joe LeBlanc and Hal Reveley) for professional consideration. 

  7. Each year, CRIT produces a year-end report that includes messaging from the CRIT co-chairs, a summary of the past years major accomplishments, results, membership, meetings and what to look out for in the coming year. The following links provide access to these reports:

    2008/09 Year End Report

    2009/10 Year End Report

    2010/11 and 2011/12 Year End Report

    2012/13 Year End Report

    2013/14 Year End Report

  8. The CRIT memorandum titled Purpose and use of Coast FRPA Implementation Team (CRIT) Guidance Messaging has been produced to describe how CRIT communication documents are intended to be used.


    Please forward any questions about the guidance memo to Chuck Rowan at (250) 751-7096 or





For questions or comments regarding these publications, please contact the CRIT secretary

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