Wildlife Tree & Course Woody Debris Guidance & Policies

Wildlife Tree Guidance

Wildlife trees  are one of the most valuable components of stand-level biodiversity. Direction regarding wildlife tree management began in 1985 with the policy, Protection of Wildlife Trees. Significant operational experience and research knowledge has been gained since then.

Coarse Woody Debris Policies

Coarse woody debris is an important component of forest biodiversity and ecosystem processes. To reduce the administrative and economic burden on the forest industry, and to create environmental standards, a strategy for coarse woody debris management has been developed after extensive consultation with the forest industry and provincial government staff.

This document provides guidance for managing coarse woody debris on Crown forest land in British Columbia. The guidance is intended to inform resource professionals and is not binding on licensees or practitioners. It does not constitute legal advice.