Clearing Trees on Crown Land

Potential Approval, Permit or Code of Practice Requirements

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure projects often involve clearing on Crown land. The Forest Act stipulates that cutting timber on Crown land requires a Licence to Cut from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations District Manager and prescribes stumpage payable to the government in respect of Crown timber.

Statute: Forest Act

Relevant Section or Regulation: Forest Act, Division 8.2 Licences to Cut, Section 47.4

Regulating Agency: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development