Forest Stewardship Plan

Although the Community Forest is a tenure that allows the management of timber and other resource values, all activities are carried out with a high degree of respect for the environment. 

Environmental considerations, provisions and undertakings include:

  • Developing best management plans for watersheds

  • Identifying sensitive and unstable soils and terrain
  • Providing reserves for biodiversity at all scales

  • Working to ensure our forest harvest is sustainable

  • Careful road building and rehabilitation of non-permanent roads

  • Conservation of unique and fragile ecosystems

  • Delineation of conservative riparian management areas

  • Public site visits to all proposed harvesting areas to discuss appropriate management of site-specific environmental values 

The Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is a legal document, a requirement of the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), that describes how a licensee will manage all resources within their tenure area. It addresses values from site to landscape level for a period of up to five years. The FSP states results and strategies that must be consistent with government objectives for the management of all resources, and must be measurable and verifiable. It is intended to be precise and succinct, not giving specific direction or methodology, leaving forest professionals to develop strategies to meet objectives.

Our original Forest Stewardship Plan was approved in 2006 and the 5 year term extended to 2016 in 2012. We are in the process of applying for a replacement FSP.

The replacement Forest Stewardship Plan was available for review by agencies and the public before the Delegated Decision Maker from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development considers approval. It may be revised as a result of written comments received during public review and comment period. The public review and comment period ran from June 22 to September 22, 2018.

The public review and comment period is now closed.

Replacement Forest Stewardship Plan 2018

Replacement Forest Stewardship Plan 2018 – Supporting Information