Forest & Range Evaluation Program Forage & Associated Plant Communities Monitoring
Domestic livestock graze under the authority of Range Act permits and licences on about 11 million hectares of Crown rangeland in British Columbia.
Grazing occurs on native plant communities in specific biogeoclimatic zones across the province, as well as on domestically seeded community pastures in central and north-eastern British Columbia and domestically seeded conifer plantations throughout the south and south-central interior. There are also significant herds of native ungulates grazing on the same land base.
Livestock grazing, range practices and range developments on Crown range are governed by the Forest & Range Practices Act.