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 Private Managed Forest Land 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 Province of British Columbia has initiated a review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program. The announcement to review the Private Managed Forest Land Program was made earlier this year as part of the [...]
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 [...]
The Managed Forest Council adopted amendments to the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation (Council Regulation) that will take effect July 1, 2019. The amendments represent a comprehensive multi-year review of the Council Regulation and [...]
Administration Fee invoices will be in the mail to owners in early February. Owners of private managed forest land are required to pay an annual administration fee in accordance with Section 9(2) of the Private [...]