Protecting Key Public Environmental Values

The Private Managed Forest Land 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. Key public environmental values are:

Soil Conservation

To protect soil productivity.

Water quality

To protect human drinking water, both during and after harvesting.

Fish habitat

To retain sufficient streamside mature trees and understory vegetation both during and after harvesting to protect fish habitat.

Critical wildlife habitat

To facilitate the long-term protection of that habitat.


To promptly regenerate the areas with a healthy commercially valuable stand of trees that are not impeded by vegetative competition.


Council’s field practices guide:

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