Forest Stewardship Plan Tracking System

The forest stewardship plan tracking system (FSPTS) is a central electronic repository of spatially enabled forest stewardship plan (FSP) documents. Forest licensees, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and government users will be able to electronically manage FSP submissions, determinations and plan retrieval post-approval.

  • Internal users include all government staff as well as BC Timber Sales

  • External users includes major licensees, woodlot licensees, community forest agreement holders, and pulpwood agreement holders. To access the FSP, these users must have a BCeID (user ID)

Access

Access to FSP tracking system and electronic submission framework (ESF) can be obtained by going to the Application Access form for FSP.

For general inquiries regarding access or for help with problems associated with access to the FSP tracking system, contact the natural resource sector (NRS) service desk

BCTS staff and BCTS contractors can obtain access to FSP through their respective timber sale office administrators.

User classes for government access are:

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations headquarters
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional offices
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations district offices
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC Timber Sales offices
  • Other ministries

For BCTS staff, each timber sales office (TSO) has a client number assigned and the above rules are applied similarly. That is, the user belonging to a particular TSO can only see and update their own TSO’s information.

Ministry users that are not headquarter-level users will have the following rules applied:

  • If the user has a security level of FSP_VIEW_ONLY, they can only view information.
  • The organization unit (DCR or RNI) field will default to the organization user (region or district). However, the user can view information for other ministry organization units and licensee information.
  • This user can only alter information for their organization unit and those organization units that fall under their area (a user that has been assigned a region can alter district data that falls in that region), and as long as they have a security level of (FSP_REVIEWER or FSP_DECISION_MAKER).

If a ministry user is a headquarter level user, the rules are as follows:

  • The organization unit field will default to the organization user. They can view information for other ministry organization units and licensee information.
  • This user can alter any ministry information (a user that has been assigned a region can alter district data that falls in that region) as long as they have a security level of (FSP_REVIEWER or FSP_DECISION_MAKER). If the user has a security level of FSP_VIEWING, they can only view information.
  • Those roles listed below with ** are used by licensees and are not required for FLNRO staff administering FSP information through the FSPTS. They are listed for interest only.
Security level Authorized Actions
FSP Viewing Allows general inquiry mode
FSP Submitter** Typically a forest industry company, holder of a major forest license who submits FSPs
FSP Decision Maker Typically the FLNRO district manager, who will approve or reject the FSP
FSP Decision Maker Typically the FLNRO district manager, who will approve or reject the FSP
FSP View All** Provides the ability for licensees to search for and read all approved FSPs. Does not permit modification of data

To obtain a user ID complete: BceID Enrollment Process

FSP and Electronic Submission Framework (ESF) access can then be obtained by going to the Application Access form for FSP.

For general inquiries regarding access or for help with problems associated with access to the FSP tracking system, contact the NRS service desk.

Contractors working on behalf of licensees and/or the ministry will be assigned new user ID, specific to their client, in order to prevent:

  • Any adverse behaviour on the part of the application, and
  • Any potential conflict of interest, real or perceived, on the part of the contractor.

The rules for a licensee user are:

  • The client field will be set and cannot be altered and a licensee user can only see their FSP information.
  • Although the client will be defaulted to the licensee the logged on user is associated to the user may review other licensees FSP’s that are approved on the application by requesting the ‘FSP View All’ user role.
  • All clients with a BCeID get immediate access to the corporate reporting system and MapView.
  • A licensee with FSP Submitter role will already allow the user to do ESF FSP submissions.

Those roles listed with ** are used by licensees and are not required for ministry staff administering FSP information through the FSP Tracking System. They are listed for interest only.

Security level Authorized Actions
FSP Viewing Allows general inquiry mode
FSP Submitter** Typically a forest industry company, holder of a major forest license who submits FSPs
FSP Reviewer An FLNRO district staff member who will review the FSP content
FSP Decision Maker Typically the FLNRO district manager, who will approve or reject the FSP
FSP View All** Provides the ability for licensees to search for and read all approved FSPs. Does not permit modification of data