Factsheet: Forest and Range Practices Act

Forest and Range Practices Act

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Description: 
The Act requires that forest stewardship plans document how activities will be consistent with objectives set by government for soils, timber, wildlife, water, fish, biodiversity, recreation resources, visual quality and cultural heritage resources. Before each plan is approved by government, companies must invite and consider public and First Nations comments. The Act also specifies requirements related to activities such as road construction, forest health, and reforestation (silviculture). Regulation concerning: Administrative Orders and Remedies - Administrative Review and Appeal Procedure - Forest Planning and Practices - Forest Practices Board - Forest Recreation - Forest Service Road Use - Fort St. John Pilot Project - Government Actions - Invasive Plants - Security for Forest and Range Practice Liabilities - Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate protection and management of forests

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