The investigation process is initiated when council becomes aware of a potential non-compliance. This may be as a result of a finding of an inspection, or of a complaint.

Investigations are carried out in accordance with the Council’s Compliance Inspections and Investigations Procedure Manual.

June 28, 2010
Investigation IN0911
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that Port Alberni owner contravened section 31 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation 2007 by failing to ensure that a portion of a cutblock harvested in 2002 was adequately restocked.For more information, see:
June 22, 2009
Investigation IN0903
The Private Managed Forest Land Council (Council) has determined that Galiano Island owners contravened section 31 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation 2007 by failing to ensure that a portion of a cutblock harvested in 2001 was adequately restocked.For more information, see:
June 22, 2009
Investigation IN0724
The Private Managed Forest Land Council (Council) has determined that Island Timberlands LP did not contravene section 21 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation 2007 in respect of fill slope erosion which occurred in November 2007 on the Menzies Bay mainline at the Welch creek crossing.For more information, see:
December 31, 2008
Determination
The Private Managed Forest Land Council (Council) has determined that Pope & Talbot Ltd., as owner of Managed Forest 366, has contravened sections 9(2) and 20 of the Private Managed Forest Land Act (the Act) by failing to pay the annual administration fee and submit the annual declaration as required.Under section 31(1) of the Act, Council notified BC Assessment that Pope & Talbot has contravened that Act and recommended that the properties comprising MF 366 be removed from managed forest land property class.For more information, see:
April 10, 2008
Investigation IN0722
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has accepted the findings in the Erosion Assessment Report completed by an independent technical expert and has concluded that TimberWest Forest Corporation did not contravene the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation 2007 in respect of the flooding that occurred in November 2007 in Block T141 in the Beaufort Range near Port Alberni.For more information, see:
March 27, 2008
Investigation IN0703
On November 3, 2007 TimberWest requested that the Council, under section 32 of the Private Managed Forest Land Act, reconsider its determination of 27 September 2007 and provided written submissions in support of its request. The Council determined in March 2008 that TimberWest exercised due diligence in respect of the events within Block CW500 and as a result of the due diligence, TimberWest cannot be found to have contravened the regulation. For this reason, the Council rescinded the original determination.On September 27, 2007 The Private Managed Forest Land Council made a determination that TimberWest Forest Corp contravened section 18 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation by failing to retain at least 20 trees along each 100 m of the east side of Beech Creek that is adjacent to Block CW500. This determination has been rescinded and therefore has no effect.For more information, see:
March 27, 2008
Investigation IN0702
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that Columbia National Investments contravened section 19 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation by retaining insufficient trees within a 100m section of a stream bank during harvest operations. After careful consideration of the particular circumstances, the Council determined that an administrative penalty or a remediation order were not warranted.For more information, see:
November 19, 2007
Investigation INO719
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that TimberWest Forest Corporation did not contravene the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation relating to the harvesting of Block CK106 at Kweishun Creek, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Courtenay on Vancouver Island.For more information, see:
March 12, 2007
Investigation INO5019-3
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that TimberWest Forest Corporation did not contravene the Private Managed Forest Land Act relating to a recent landslide on Block T141 in the Beaufort Range area near Port Alberni.For more information, see:
March 12, 2007
Investigation IN0644
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that TimberWest Forest Corporation did not contravene the Private Managed Forest Land Act relating to two recent landslides on Block T144 in the Beaufort Range area near Port Alberni.For more information, see:
May 15, 2006
Investigation INO5019
The Private Managed Forest Land Council has determined that TimberWest Forest Corp. contravened the Private Managed Forest Land Act (the Act) on Block T141 in the Beaufort Range area near Port Alberni. The Council determined that four of the 26 culverts inspected had not been installed in a manner that would prevent excavated soil from entering directly into a stream, or that would minimize soil erosion. The Council has levied an administrative penalty of $7,500 per culvert, for a total penalty of $30,000.This determination is the result of an investigation undertaken in response to a complaint made on January 5, 2006 by a landowner whose property is downstream of the cutblock.For more information, see: