As an independent agency established by the Provincial Government, each year the Managed Forest Council must submit an annual report to the Minister of Forest, Lands, and Natural Resources. Council has now submitted its 2014/15 Annual Report. This 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. The Report also contains information about the number of managed forests, area in the program, number of inspections, and new regulations enacted by Council.
“Council had a productive year focusing on its Strategic Goals as set out in the Corporate Plan”, said Rod Davis, Chair of Council. “We have continued to strive to protect key public environmental values on private managed forest land while administering the program in an efficient manner, as illustrated by the activities and achievements described in the Report.”
Here are some highlights of the 2014/15 Annual Report:
- Regulatory change that came into effect July 1, 2014 to broaden Council’s ability to pursue individuals other than the owner (for example contractors, employees, or agents) for alleged contraventions of the Act and regulations.
- Rebranding, including a new working name, ‘Managed Forest Council’, to distinguish Council as the regulator on private managed forest land.
- Communication Plan to build broader awareness and understanding of Council’s mandate and programs, including priorities for engaging stakeholders on a regular basis.
- Council Performance Measures were used for the first time to analyze and report on Council’s performance in meeting its corporate goals in the delivery of its mandate.
The Annual Report includes:
- A summary of owner activity, including harvesting, road building, and reforestation, along with comparisons to previous years; and
- A summary of the Inspection Program, Investigations and Determinations.
View the 2014/15 Annual Report: