Identifying the Public Interest in Proposed Timber Tenure Dispositions
The Forest Act requires the Minister, or their delegated decision maker, to consider whether or not to approve the disposition (transfer) of a forest tenure or to approve the disposition with conditions. They must consider the effects of the disposition on the marketing of fibre in British Columbia and the public interest. Tenure dispositions are reviewed with the objective of encouraging diversity and competitiveness in the forest industry and to meet important public interest considerations.
With regard to the public interest, the Minister wants to hear from the public if they consider the disposition is in the public interest and if any conditions to meet the public’s interest should be placed on the approval of the tenure disposition. The public interest may include personal, community, environmental and economic values, and business relationships that are proposed or entered into by the intended holder of the tenure and other parties.
To ensure that government has considered the full breadth of public interest associated with the proposed transfer of a particular timber tenure agreement, click the link below for the opportunity to submit your comments.
Currently Proposed Tenure Transfers
Government is currently seeking input from interest citizens of British Columbia regarding the public interest in the following proposed forest agreement timber tenure transfers. Please click on the link below to submit your comments. Your comments are intended to be received anonymously and should not include any self-identifying text, images or documents.
Description of the proposed Timber Tenure Transfer
|Size of the agreements involved||Location of agreements|
|Canadian Forest Products Ltd. proposes to transfer to Interfor Corporation Tree Farm Licence 18 and Forest Licence A18688, which include 21 associated road permits||Tree Farm Licence 18: 164,500 cubic meters per year.
A18688: 184,481 cubic meters per year.
|Thompson-Okanagan Natural Resource Region|
|Conifex Inc. proposes to transfer to Fort St. James Forest Products General Partner Ltd. (Hampton Lumber Mills – Canada Ltd.) Forest Licence A77955 and 22 associated road permits||A77955: 440,000 cubic meters per year.||Omineca Natural Resource Region|
If you choose to submit comments, please note that the following criteria will be considered to ensure that submissions are acceptable and will be considered:
- Does not contain profanity or is defamatory, threatening, hateful, personally disparaging, harassing, indecent, vulgar, obscene, illegal, immoral or sexually explicit (partially masking profanity or other unacceptable language by substituting asterisks or other symbols into a word is not acceptable if the word remains recognizable);
- Does not appear to, or does actually, infringe the copyright, trade-mark, right of privacy, right of publicity or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right of any third party;
- Does not contain information about, or images (e.g., photographs, videos or illustrations) of, any person other than the person submitting the content;
- Does not advertise any product, person or organization, or directs attention to another website for personal gain;
- Does not provide links to, or information about, other sites that contain unlawful, objectionable or inappropriate content;
- Does not make unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations;
- Does not appear to be spam-like messaging, a repeat posting or a template letter writing campaign; and
- Must be specific to the proposed transfer of the forest tenure agreements identified.