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.
Today the Managed Forest Council, British Columbia’s regulator of forest practices on private managed forest land, announced the appointment of Trevor Swan to a three-year term as Chair effective February 1, 2021, following the retirement [...]
Highlights include: working closely with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development on the provincial Managed Forest Program Review; updating and implementing our Communications Plan to ensure effective, relevant communications with [...]
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 [...]