Managed Resource Features

Forest and range licensees' activities are governed by the Forest and Range Practices Act and its regulations during all stages of planning, road building, logging, reforestation and/or grazing. The Forest Planning and Practices Regulation identifies the objectives set by government for each resource value, specifies the content requirements of forest stewardship plans, and stipulates the practice requirements that regulate forestry activities. A Government Action Regulation directs how the B.C. provincial government establishes land designations, resource features, or stewardship measures for forest and range values.

Specific resource features are identified and protected under FRPA due to cultural or other significance. Such features include:

1. Karst, a distinctive topography in which the landscape is shaped by the dissolving action of water on carbonate bedrock such as limestone, dolomite or marble;

2. Culturally modified trees (PDF), an important resource feature that mark B.C.'s First Nations' heritage; and,

3. Wildlife trees that provide important nesting habitat for cavity nesting species.