Okanagan Timber Supply Area
The Okanagan Timber Supply Area (TSA) covers about 2.25 million hectares of the Thompson-Okanagan Natural Resource Region in south-central British Columbia.
The TSA stretches from the Seymour River and Shuswap Lake in the north to the Canada-United States border in the south, and from the Monashee Mountains in the east to the Okanagan Mountains in the west. It includes the communities of Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm.
The TSA is administered by the Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District office in Vernon, with field offices in Penticton and Salmon Arm.
The Okanagan TSA’s allowable annual cut (AAC) was adjusted to 3,078,405 cubic metres as of January 1, 2013. When a Community Forest Agreement is issued, an AAC is adjusted to reflect any land removed from the TSA, per the Allowable Annual Cut Administration Regulation.
Generally, a new AAC is set at least once every 10 years.