BC Timber Sales - Okanagan-Columbia Forest Stewardship Plan #771

The Okanagan-Columbia Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP), in the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) Okanagan-Columbia business area, shows the location of Forest Development Units (FDU) in the Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District.

The Okanagan-Columbia FSP provides the results and strategies BCTS will follow to ensure sustainable forest management and meet the legal requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and regulations.

Natural Resource District: Okanagan Shuswap and Selkirk Districts
Plan: BCTS - Okanagan-Columbia FSP #771 Amendment 8 (PDF, 17.9MB)
Effective Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2028

Maps: Okanagan-Columbia FSP Maps

2023 Fall Referral Review and Comment:

Proposed Cut Block and Road Development

BCTS Okanagan-Columbia is proposing new cut block and road development in its operating areas within the Okanagan-Shuswap and Selkirk Natural Resource Districts.  

All proposed blocks will be verified against Old Growth Priority Deferral criteria. Some minor overlaps of mapped Old Growth Deferral areas may occur within the proposed block shapes and will require field verification to ensure consistency with the deferral requirements.  If any Old Growth overlap is field verified to conflict with the deferral requirements, the corresponding portion of the block will either be removed from the harvest area or placed within a Wildlife Tree Retention Area (WTRA).

The proposed cut block and road development is being made publicly available for review and comment.  All information and feedback received will be considered by BCTS before proceeding with the development.

If you have questions or want to discuss any aspect of the referral package, please call or email one of the BCTS staff listed below before the end of the review/comment period.  Written comments can be submitted via email, fax or mail to the addresses shown below. 

Comments must be received by December 13, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please see the contact list below:

Columbia Field Zone: Emma DuCharme
Tel: 250-805-6707 (Emma.DuCharme@gov.bc.ca)

Okanagan North Zone: Felicya Lau
Tel: 778-475-9257 (Felicya.Lau@gov.bc.ca)

Okanagan South Zone:  Leanne Jennings
Tel: 778-943-0109 (Leanne.Jennings@gov.bc.ca)

Mailing address:
BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area
2501 14th Avenue, Vernon B.C. V1T 8Z1
Fax: 250 549-5485