Allowable Annual Cut Calculator Tool - Woodlot for Windows

Woodlot for Windows is used to calculate harvest rates on woodlot licences, community forest agreements, and first nations woodland licences in B.C. The software and user guide are available at no charge.

Woodlot for Windows 4.4 (Current Version)

Woodlot for Windows Training Videos



Introduction (WMV, 2.8MB) 
(6 minutes)
Introduction to training modules

Module 1 (WMV, 10.5MB) 
(22 minutes)

Overview of features, layout and flow of Woodlot 4

  • Comparison to Woodlot 3

Module 2a (WMV, 3.6MB) 
(8 minutes)

 Importing VRI data (.shp)

  • Viewing the VRI data
  • Mapping features in Woodlot 4

Module 2b (WMV, 2.5 MB) 
(6 minutes)

 Downloading VRI data from the LRDW

  • Importing data from the LRDW - Data Distribution Services

Module 3 (WMV, 8MB) 
(13 minutes)

Importing Data (.csv & .txt)

  • Differences between Woodlot 3 vs Woodlot 4 .csv
  • Entering future stand information
  • Importing partial files to update polygons
  • Data not imported via CSV

Module 4 (WMV, 2.8MB) 
(7 minutes) 

Importing Woodlot 3 file (.lot) 

  • Updating Yields with VDYP 4.3 and TIPSY 7
  • Adjusting the sort order
  • AAC calculations differences

Module 5 (MVW, 13MB) 
(32 minutes)

Yield and Silviculture Systems 

  • Clearcut, Partial Cut, Reforest
  • Species, Utilization, Defaults
  • Importing custom yields

Module 6 (WMV, 12MB) 
(23 minutes)

 Calculation results and reports

  • Harvest priority and order
  • Calculation settings
  • Woodlot graphs
  • Woodlot reports

Module 7 (MWV, 6.3MB) 
(14 minutes)

Classifiers and constraints 

  • Creating a classifier
  • Importing classifiers using VRI and CSV
  • Applying constraints to a classifier


The harvest levels forecast by the woodlot calculator tool are only one source of information considered in determining an allowable annual cut. The Province does not warrant that any of the harvest levels forecast by the woodlot calculator will be the same as the allowable annual cut determined by a decision-maker. Users are requested to visit this site often to seek the latest version of the program as The Province is not responsible to provide users with notification when the program is updated.