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.

Soil Conservation Guidebook

2nd Edition
May 2001


Authority

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act
Operational Planning Regulation
Timber Harvesting Practices Regulation
Silviculture Practices Regulation

Woodlot Licence Forest Management Regulation

Contents

CIP

Preface

1 Introduction

2 Permanent access structures

2.1 Recommended allowable site occupancy by permanent access structures
2.2 Estimating the area occupied by permanent access structures
2.3 Fill slope soil material

3 Temporary access structures

4 Permanent vs. temporary: classifying access structures

5 Soil disturbance in the net area to be reforested (NAR)

5.1 Recommended allowable soil disturbance within the net area to be reforested (NAR)
5.2 Forest practices that may warrant higher levels of allowable soil disturbance

6 Temporarily exceeding the maximum allowable level of soil disturbance in the net area to be reforested

7 Concentrated soil disturbance within the net area to be reforested

7.1 Critical site conditions
7.2 Roadside work areas

8 Stand management prescriptions

9 Woodlot licence area requirements

10 Additional references

Appendix 1. Act and regulation section cross-references

Table

  1. Recommended allowable soil disturbance within the net area to be reforested (NAR) of Interior sites