Other Federal & Provincial Legislation

Private land owners are subject to other federal and provincial legislation. All provincial legislation can be viewed on the BC Laws website at http://www.bclaws.ca. Key legislation relevant to private land includes, but is not limited to:



Assessment Act Classification and valuation of managed forest land
Assessment Act:
Managed Forest Land and Cut Timber Values Regulation
Determination of land and cut timber values:

  • Schedule A: map of valuation areas
  • Schedule B: managed forest land values
  • Schedule C: cut timber values for managed forest land-coast
  • Schedule D: cut timber values for managed forest land-interior
Assessment Act:
Prescribed Classes of Property Regulation
Class 7- Managed Forest Land
Drinking Water Protection Act Drinking water protection, guidelines, permits, contraventions, and plans
Environmental Management Act Environmental protection and emergency measures
Environmental Management Act
Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation
Burning restrictions, requirements for designated smoke sensitivity zones, exemptions, penalties
Fisheries Act Fish habitat protection and pollution prevention, harmful alteration of fish habitat
Integrated Pest Management Act Prohibitions and authorization of pesticide use and sale, compliance, offences and appeals
Integrated Pest Management Act:
Integrated Pest Management Regulation
Regulates the sale, use and handling of pesticides including licences, certificates and permits, notices, records and reporting
Land Act Land registry, offences, Crown grants, bodies of water, trespass, surveys
Water Sustainability Act Licensing, diversion, ground water protection, offences
Water Sustainability Act:
Water Sustainability Regulation
Expropriation of land, changes in and about a stream
Wildfire Act Protection requirements, government authority, administrative remedies and cost recovery
Wildfire Act:
Wildfire Regulation
Fire prevention, hazard assessment & abatement, control, exemptions, cost recovery, administrative penalties
Wildlife Act Critical wildlife areas, endangered and threatened species