North Island 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 North Island Timber Supply Area examines current forest management practices and their impacts on:

  • Timber supply
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Social conditions

The North Island Timber Supply Area is located on the northern half of Vancouver Island, was created in January 2017 when the Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act (GBRFMA) and regulations came into effect.  Under the regulations, this new TSA was created from the Vancouver Island portions of the former Kingcome and Strathcona TSAs.  Segments of the Pacific TSA are interspersed throughout the TSA, as well as TFLs 6, 19, 37, 39 and 47.  The total TSA land base area is approximately 1 749 460 hectares and it is administered by the Campbell River Natural Resource District (DCR) office in Campbell River, and the North Island‑Central Coast Natural Resource District (DNI) office in Port McNeill.

News release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022FOR0088-001859

This engagement was open for comments and feedback until 11:59 pm (PST) on February 20, 2023.

Objectives

Based on this review, the chief forester will determine a new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the North Island 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 North Island 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 North Island 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/48ts_pdp_2022.pdf

The discussion paper provides a summary of the timber supply analysis conducted for the North Island TSA.  Details about the analysis are provided in a July 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 North Island TSA.

Provide feedback

For more information or to send your comments, contact:

James Carroll, RPF, Stewardship Forester

Campbell River Natural Resource District

Ministry of Forests

370 South Dogwood Street,

Campbell River, B.C.  V9W 6Y7

Forests.CampbellRiverDistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca

Telephone: 250‑286-9300


Murray Estlin, RPF, Stewardship Forester

North Island Central Coast Natural Resource District

Ministry of Forests

2217 Mine Road (P.O. Box 7000),

Port McNeill, B.C.  V0N 2R0

Forests.NorthIslandCentralCoastDistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca

Telephone: 250‑956-5000


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 North Island Timber Supply Review will be published here: 

Details of the Engagement

Date: December 6, 2022 to February 20, 2023

Category: Natural Resources

Status: Open

Location: Province-wide

Type: Written submissions