A Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is required by the Government of BC – under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) – for a forest licensee to carry out development activities on crown land. It outlines areas on a map wherein the licensee may build roads or harvest timber for a period of up to 5 years. The FSP also outlines the measures that the licensee will take to uphold the government objectives for 11 forest values, including: soil, timber, wildlife, fish, water, biodiversity, cultural heritage resources, resource features, recreation resources, visual quality, forage and associated plant communities. Once the FSP is approved, the government may issue permits for the licensee to harvest or build roads.
Here is a copy of our FSP: LNTCFS FSP document
Here is the map that accompanies the document: LNTCFS FSP map
For more information on FSP’s, check out the Ministry of Forests and Range’s Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
For more information on the FRPA. check out the Forest Practices Board’s Guide to the Forest and Range Practices Act.