Cut Control Administration

Cut control guidance includes business process and rules for administering allowable annual cut in agreements. Agreements under the Forest Act may provide rights to harvest Crown timber as a specified cutting area, a maximum volume within an area or an allowable annual cut.

Timber harvesting agreements that specify or provide for an allowable annual cut are regulated by cut control rules and actions as set out in the Forest Act and the Cut Control Regulation.

The agreements subject to cut control rules are agreements that specify an allowable annual cut (for example, forest licences) or provide for an allowable annual cut, like a tree farm or woodlot licence.

Cut controls ensure that the volume of timber harvested under such an agreement is consistent with the agreement’s harvesting rights.

Cut Control Policy & Guidelines