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.
As an independent agency established by the Provincial Government, each year the Managed Forest Council must submit an annual report to the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Council has now submitted its 2020-21 Annual Report.
There were 278 private managed forests in British Columbia, encompassing 808,000 hectares. These properties are located primarily on Vancouver Island, the southern mainland Coast, and in the Kootenays and Okanagan- Shuswap regions.
In 2020-21, 2.3 million cubic metres of timber were harvested on managed forest land, representing approximately 6% of the total provincial harvest. Approximately 6,300 hectares were harvested and 14,800 hectares were restocked.
The Annual Report summarizes:
- Council’s activities for the year, including how well it achieved its objective and performed its duties under the Private Managed Forest Land Act
- statutory reporting requirements including information about the number of managed forests, area in the program, and number of inspections, and
- owner activity including harvesting, road building, and reforestation, along with comparisons to previous years
You can read the 2020-21 Annual Report here