Prince George Biodiversity Order

Landscape level objectives for the management of old growth forest retention, interior forest condition for old growth forest and young patch size distribution were established in the Prince George Timber Supply Area (TSA) in 2004.

These legal objectives were based on local level research for natural range of variability (NRV) and considered the current condition impacts to timber supply from the mountain pine beetle.  The objectives were developed by the landscape objective working group—a partnership between the Prince George TSA forest licensees and the B.C. government.

The Prince George TSA Biodiversity Objectives Order establishes non-spatial old growth forest targets that must be maintained within specific natural disturbance units (NDU’s). The Prince George TSA forest licensees are responsible for tracking and reporting the amount of old forest as per the Order on a yearly basis. In some NDU’s, spatial biodiversity areas have been identified to meet the intent of the Order. 

The Prince George TSA is located in the north central-central portion of the province and covers approximately 7.97 million hecatres. The PG TSA includes three natural resource districts located in Vanderhoof, Fort. St. James and Prince George.