BC Timber Sales - Timber Sale Licences (TSLs)

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) sells about 10-13 million cubic metres of public timber through competitive auction. This timber is available to loggers, wood processors and other forestry businesses. The auction of timber sales licences determines the market value of timber harvested from public (Crown) land, which is used to set the stumpage rate.

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Individuals and corporations must be registered in order to submit a bid for a timber sale licence auction.

Check current registration status.

Multi-year development plan

In certain circumstances, the B.C. government may refuse a cutting permit (CP) or road permit (RP) application that is wholly or partially contained in a BCTS operating area.

Timber Sale licence opportunities

Find a timber licence opportunity through:

Business area sales schedules

Each business area publishes a sales schedule of potential timber sales licences for a 12-month period.

Submit an application and tender

Applicants apply for timber sale licence opportunities through paper bid or electronically. BCTS provides clients an opportunity to participate in the process to submit TSL tender applications electronically (e-Bidding) during a pilot period.

Register for BC Bid e-bidding services and submit tender applications using e-Bid: