Mackenzie Timber Supply Area Public Review



Engagement Summary

B.C. reviews the timber supply for all timber supply areas (TSA) and tree farm licences (TFL). This review for the Mackenzie Timber Supply Area examines current forest management practices and their impacts on:

  • Timber supply
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Social conditions

The Mackenzie Timber Supply Area is in B.C.’s northeast Omineca Region. This TSA is one of two issued from the Mackenzie Natural Resource District.

This engagement is open for comments and feedback until 11:59 pm (PST) on September 14, 2022.

Objectives

Based on this review, the chief forester will determine a new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Mackenzie Timber Supply Area.

Objectives of the Timber Supply Review are to:

  • Examine management practices
  • Examine environmental and social factors
  • Receive input from First Nations, forest licensees, and the public
  • Set a new Allowable Annual Cut for the Mackenzie TSA

How your contribution makes a difference

Public input is a vital part of determining an allowable annual cut. Feedback is welcomed on any aspect of the discussion paper, as well as any issues related to the Timber Supply Review for the Mackenzie TSA.

Link to the discussion paper: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/stewardship/forest-analysis-inventory/tsr-annual-allowable-cut/16ts_dp_2022_final.pdf

The discussion paper provides a summary of the timber supply analysis conducted for the Mackenzie TSA. Details about the analysis are provided in a November 2020 data package.

For more information on the timber supply review process: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/stewardship/forest-analysis-inventory/tsr-annual-allowable-cut/tsr_backgrounder_apr_2021.pdf

More technical detail is available upon request from the Ministry of Forests (Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch) at Forests.AnalysisBranchOffice@gov.bc.ca

Input received from this engagement will be used to inform the allowable annual cut for the Mackenzie TSA.

Provide Feedback

Your responses will be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may be made public. If so, personal identifiers will be removed before responses are released.

Comments will be reviewed by the chief forester. The results of the Mackenzie Timber Supply Review will be published here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/managing-our-forest-resources/timber-supply-review-and-allowable-annual-cut/allowable-annual-cut-timber-supply-areas/mackenzie-tsa

Details of the Engagement

Date: July 25, 2022 to September 14, 2022

Category: natural-resources

Status: Open

Location: Province-wide