The engagement was carried out in three concurrent phases:

  1. Online public engagement – As part of the review, we received input by an online feedback form that was open until July 15, 2019, to all British Columbians.
  2. Consultation with industry, communities and stakeholders – The ministry met directly with forest and rangeland industry stakeholders, non-forestry related commercial and recreational users, organizations and groups who are directly impacted by changes to the Forest and Range Practices Act.
  3. Consultation with Indigenous Nations.

 

Next Steps

Feedback on this discussion paper will inform our proposed changes to FRPA to ensure they serve the interests and values of Indigenous Nations and all British Columbians.

We will summarize all Indigenous Nations and public feedback received in a What We Heard Report, and we’ll also release a report that outlines the intended direction of FRPA changes later this year.