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MFC 2021-2022 Annual Report
Council's Annual Report summarizes: Council activities for the year; statutory reporting requirements including number of managed forests and area in the program; number of inspections; and owner activity including harvesting, road building, and reforestation.
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Compliance Decisions Update
Council has several mechanisms that may be used to ensure compliance with the Private Managed Forest Land Act & Regulations. Compliance mechanisms and decisions are outlined in the compliance section of this website.
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Management Commitments & Forest Professionals
In response to the enactment of the Professional Governance Act and changes to the definition of practice of professional forestry, effective Sept 30, 2022 Council requires signature of a forest professional on management commitments and specified amendments.
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MFC ensures compliance
MF Inspection Program 2022
As part of Council's responsibility for monitoring and enforcing forest practices standards, an annual inspection program is carried out to assess managed forest owner compliance with the regulatory requirements. 53 inspections are scheduled for 2022.
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Managed Forest Council Election 2022
UPDATE: Blair Robertson, Managed Forest 177, has been re-elected by acclamation for a three-year term starting July 1, 2022. One private managed forest land owner from the coast region is to be elected to Council for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022. Council will accept nominations for this position until April 15, 2022.
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Annual Declarations Due May 1, 2022
The Annual Declaration form is now available for owners to report their harvesting, destroyed timber, road construction, road deactivation, and reforestation activities for 2021. The declaration is due May 1, 2022.
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MFC 2020-2021 Annual Report
Highlights include: MFC worked closely with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development on the provincial Managed Forest Program Review; participated as a delegate at the 2020 ABCFP virtual convention; and conducted 63 inspections of managed forests to assess compliance with the Council Regulation.
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Road Maintenance & Deactivation
As winter approaches, owners are reminded to be diligent around regulatory requirements related to road maintenance & deactivation, two forest activities that are essential for protection of water quality and fish habitat.
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Field Practices Guide
Council’s Field Practices Guide has been updated and is available online. This reference guide provides a summary of regulatory obligations under the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations, and example forest practices for meeting those obligations.
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