01. ENSURE ELIGIBILITY
Ensure the land is eligible for Managed Forest class – see Managed Forest Land Class Requirements & Obligations to learn more.
02. REVIEW REGULATIONS
Review the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations to ensure willingness to comply with these standards – see Managed Forest Legislation.
03. FILL OUT A MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT FORM
Note: Council does not accept handwritten Management Commitments. The Management Commitment is a fillable form once it has been downloaded and saved on a computer.
If the property has more than one owner, then:
- All owners must sign the Management Commitment, OR,
- The owners can use the Authorization to Act as Agent form to appoint an agent or one of the owners to act as agent with respect to the Management Commitment. The form is signed by all owners.
Effective September 30, 2022, Council Policy AP0-10 Management Commitments and Forest Professionals requires signoff of the Management Commitment and specified amendments by a forest professional.
04. SUBMIT APPLICATION
Send the completed Management Commitment to the Managed Forest Council at:
Managed Forest Council
211 – 2840 Peatt Road
Victoria, BC V9B 3V4
AMENDING A MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT
A managed forest owner may wish to amend the management commitment to:
- Add land to existing Management Commitment
- Withdraw land from an existing Management Commitment
- Change specifications of existing Management Commitment
Note that new applications for managed forest land must be received by the Council by August 31 in order to be considered and processed for the next year’s assessment.
Council reviews the management commitment to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations. Council will contact the Owner if there are questions or deficiencies.
If the commitment meets the requirements of the private managed forest land legislation, Council sends the Owner a letter to advise that the management commitment has been accepted and forwarded to BC Assessment who determines whether the property may be classed as managed forest land (property class 7) under section 24 of the Assessment Act. BC Assessment contacts the owner advising of their decision.