Forest and Range Practices Act amendments
Changes will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands while restoring public confidence in how these vital resources are managed. The changes include creating more frequent and reliable opportunities for public input, improving information sharing in forest planning, strengthening the minister’s ability to manage forest activity, expanding the definition of wildlife in the Act to help protect at-risk species, and improving and streamlining range use planning. These initial changes respond to feedback and analyses received over the last decade from First Nations, the Forest Practices Board, the forest industry, the Union of B.C. Municipalities, and other resource groups. Public engagement will be launched in Spring 2019 on more substantive changes in future years.