What is the Managed Forest Council?The Managed Forest Council is an independent provincial agency established under the Private Managed Forest Land Act to administer the Managed Forest Program and protect key public environmental values on private Managed Forest land in British Columbia.
Who We AreThe Council Consists of Five Members
Two members appointed by the provincial government, two members elected by private Managed Forest landowners and  one chair who is jointly appointed by the other four council members
What is Managed Forest Land?
Managed Forest Classification
Managed Forest is a BC Assessment property classification (class 7) established in 1988 to encourage private landowners to manage their lands for long-term forest production.
Protecting Key Environmental Values
The Managed Forest 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.
There are 3 potential steps upon conclusion of an investigation:
Council Determination, Reconsideration of Council Decision, and Appeal to the Forest Appeals Commission.
As part of Council’s responsibility for monitoring and enforcing forest practices standards, an annual inspection program is carried out to assess owner performance in relation to compliance requirements, focusing on: harvest activities; road construction, maintenance [...]
UPDATE: Will Pryhitko, Managed Forest 38, has been re-elected by acclamation for a three-year term starting July 1, 2020. One private managed forest land owner from the interior region is to be elected to Council [...]
The Annual Declaration form is now available for owners to report their harvesting, destroyed timber, road building, road deactivation, and reforestation activities. One of Council’s administrative roles is to collect information on the forest management [...]
Highlights include: drafting regulatory amendments to further protect drinking water and limit reforestation timelines; completing 3 investigations and 3 compliance determinations; conducting 46 managed forest inspections; and administering the managed forest program that includes 285 [...]