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.
Highlights include: drafting regulatory amendments to further protect drinking water and limit reforestation timelines; completing 3 investigations and 3 compliance determinations; conducting 46 managed forest inspections; and administering the managed forest program that includes 285 [...]
As part of Council’s function to enforce forest practices standards, an annual inspection program is carried out to measure owner performance in relation to compliance requirements. Owner compliance rate is 99%. The Managed Forest Council [...]
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 [...]