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 environmental values on private managed forest land. The Private Managed Forest Land Act describes Key Management Objectives as:
To protect soil productivity.
To retain sufficient streamside mature trees and understory vegetation both during and after harvesting to protect fish habitat.
To promptly regenerate the areas with a healthy commercially valuable stand of trees that are not impeded by vegetative competition.
To protect human drinking water, both during and after harvesting.
CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITAT
To facilitate the long-term protection of that habitat.
Council’s field practices guide: