Notification of Landslides & Debris Flows

Section 26 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation requires an owner or a contractor, employee or agent of the owner to notify Council within 24 hours of becoming aware that a landslide or debris flow has occurred and has deposited debris or sediment into a stream. The Environmental Incident Self-Report form can be used for this notification.

Notice of Sale

Section 11 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation requires an owner to notify Council within 30 days of the sale or disposition of private managed forest land. The Notice of Sale form is set up to provide the required information.

Management Commitment Amendment Following Sale or Disposition of a Portion of a Managed Forest

Effective July 1, 2019, Section 9(4) of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation requires an owner to submit an amended management commitment within 60 days of the conveyance, transfer, or disposition of private managed forest land, with respect to the remaining Managed Forest. The Management Commitment Amendment form is used for this purpose.  Note: Council does not accept handwritten Management Commitment Amendments. The form is fillable once it has been downloaded and saved on a computer.

Notification of Road Construction or Deactivation Upstream of a Licenced Waterworks Intake

Section 23 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation requires that at least 48 hours before an owner or a contractor, employee or agent of the owner commences road construction or deactivation within 1 km upstream of a licensed waterworks intake, the owner or a contractor, employee or agent of the owner must notify the holder of a licence for the licensed waterworks intake of the pending construction or deactivation.

Annual Fee

Section 9 of the Private Managed Forest Land Act provides for the annual administration fee that is payable to Council that funds the operation of the Council and the Managed Forest Program for the year. The annual fee is based on:

  • a percentage of the bare land assessed value of private managed forest land, and
  • a general administration fee to distribute the cost of the program equitably among managed forest owners

The council sets the rate of the annual fee for each fiscal year, and sends out the annual fee invoices to managed forest owners in February of each year. Invoice payment is due by March 15.

Annual Declaration

The annual declaration is required by Section 20 of the Private Managed Forest Land Act. The annual declaration form is mailed to owners along with the administration fee invoice in February of each year, and is due by May 1. The form is used to record forest activities on managed forest land for the previous year, including harvesting, destroyed timber, road construction, road deactivation and reforestation.