Land Based Investment

Land based investment supports and guides the investments in activities that manage, conserve, or protect British Columbia's natural resources.


The framework describes the annual Land Based Investment Strategy (LBIS) planning and delivery cycle and outlines roles and responsibilities. 


Goals and guidance for planning land-based investments are developed by the Deputy Minister in collaboration with the Resource Practices Branch. Eligible investment categories and priorities will be determined annually using the strategic direction from the following sources:

  • The Ministry’s service plan goals and objectives
  • Annual regional and provincial work plans that identify key priorities and projects
  • Other government commitments and specific initiatives

Some of the existing activities and projects may have long-term strategies that identify priority work to be completed over a number of years. Projects should also meet the following government commitments:

  • Eliminate the backlog NSR (pre 1987) by 2015
  • Continue remediating priority fish passage crossings, as per ministerial response to Forest Practices Board Special Investigation Report 25
  • Plant at least 20 million trees annually for the next 15 years on MPB and wildfire impacted lands
  • Improving mid-term timber supplies through investments in incremental silviculture and tree improvement.
  • Improve provincial forest inventories consistent with the 10 year inventory strategic plan
  • Improve fish and wildlife inventories to ensure sustainable use of these resources
  • Prevent new and reduce existing invasive plant impacts on forest and range resources to levels that are environmentally and economically acceptable
  • Protect the British Columbia's international trade through the eradication of Gypsy Moth
  • 2014/15-2016/17 Ministry Service Plan Performance Goals
  • Data Quality Standard must align to meet Performance Measure 4 in the 2014/15 Ministry Service Plan
  • Each investment category must consider how climate change has affected, or will affect, resource values and their associated goals, objectives and targets