01. ENSURE ELIGIBILITY

Ensure the land is eligible for Managed Forest class – see Managed Forest Land Class Requirements & Obligations to learn more.

02.  REVIEW REGULATIONS

Review the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations to ensure willingness to comply with these standards – see Managed Forest Legislation.

03.  FILL OUT A MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT FORM

Note: Council does not accept handwritten Management Commitments. The Management Commitment is a fillable form once it has been downloaded and saved on a computer.

If the property has more than one owner, then:

  • All owners must sign the Management Commitment, OR,
  • The owners can use the Authorization to Act as Agent form to appoint an agent or one of the owners to act as agent with respect to the Management Commitment. The form is signed by all owners.

04.  SUBMIT APPLICATION

Send the completed Management Commitment to the Managed Forest Council at:

Managed Forest Council
305 – 1627 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8R 1H8

OR

Submit by email to the address at the bottom of the form.

AMENDING A MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT

A managed forest owner may wish to amend the management commitment to:

  • Add land to existing Management Commitment
  • Withdraw land from an existing Management Commitment
  • Change specifications of existing Management Commitment

Note that applications for managed forest land class must be received by the Council by August 31 of each year in order to be considered and processed for the next year’s assessment.

 ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

Council reviews the management commitment to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Private Managed Forest Land Act and regulations. Council will contact the Owner if there are questions or deficiencies.
If the commitment meets the requirements of the private managed forest land legislation, Council sends the Owner a letter to advise that the management commitment has been accepted and forwarded to BC Assessment who determines whether the property may be classed as managed forest land (property class 7) under section 24 of the Assessment Act. BC Assessment contacts the owner advising of their decision.
Once the property becomes managed forest land, the Private Managed Forest Land Act and Regulations apply.