What is the Managed Forest Council?The Managed Forest Council is an independent provincial agency established under the Private Managed Forest Land Act to administer the Managed Forest Program and protect key public environmental values on private Managed Forest land in British Columbia.
Who We AreThe Council Consists of Five Members
Two members appointed by the provincial government, two members elected by private Managed Forest landowners and  one chair who is jointly appointed by the other four council members
What is Managed Forest Land?
Managed Forest Classification
Managed Forest is a BC Assessment property classification (class 7) established in 1988 to encourage private landowners to manage their lands for long-term forest production.
Protecting Key Environmental Values
The Managed Forest Council was established in May 2004 to administer the forest practices component of the Managed Forest Program, which includes the protection of key public environmental values on private managed forest land.
There are 3 potential steps upon conclusion of an investigation:
Council Determination, Reconsideration of Council Decision, and Appeal to the Forest Appeals Commission.
The most active time of the year for landslides and debris flows is approaching. We remind managed forest owners, or contractors, employees or agents of owners, that you are required to report a landslide or [...]
Council has several mechanisms that may be used to ensure compliance with the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations. Compliance mechanisms and decisions are outlined in the compliance section of this website. The Private [...]
COVID-19 is a serious threat to public health. The Council office has developed and implemented safety procedures for employees and visitors to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 at the Victoria Council office. Most [...]
As part of Council’s responsibility for monitoring and enforcing forest practices standards, an annual inspection program is carried out to assess owner performance in relation to compliance requirements, focusing on: harvest activities; road construction, maintenance [...]