Special Use Permit - Forestry
A special use permit gives non-exclusive authority to a company or an individual to occupy and use an area of Crown land within the Provincial Forest. Deposits, rent and taxes may be applicable to special use permits.
Companies and individuals must demonstrate that the intended use is for:
- Construction and maintenance of primarily mining access roads, including construction and maintenance of bridges and other drainage structures
- Sand pits gravel pits, rock quarries and other quarries that provide materials for road construction
- A communication site
- A logging camp and associated facilities, including a waste disposal site
- A log dump or dry land sort
- A temporary timber processing facility
- A lookout
- A weather station
- A forestry use airstrip, helipad or other air transportation landing site
- Educational or research purposes
- Weigh scales
Where a special use permit is not the appropriate form of tenure, a tenure under the Land Act may be obtained through FrontCounter BC.
Follow the special use permit procedures and policy:
- Special Use Permit Administration Guide - Issuance (PDF 593KB)
- Special Use Permit / Licence of Occupation Letter (PDF 58KB)
- Memo Provincial Forest Use Regulation and Forest Practices and Planning Regulation Amendments (PDF 121KB)
To start your Special Use Permit application or to learn more, please contact your local Natural Resource District office and fill out the following application form as the first step in gathering all the required information.