BC Forest Professional – Social Licence and BC’s Woodlot Licences

June 30, 2016

BC’s forests are a publicly owned resource, which must be managed and administered in the best interests of British Columbians. The provincial government is the designated caretaker, while those with forest tenure are the practitioners and have been entrusted by the public to manage and care for their forests.

The origin of BC’s Woodlot Licence Program dates back to 1948 when government amended the Forest Act to allow farmers to obtain small areas of Crown forest to manage as farm woodlots.

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(BC Forest Professional, pg. 11)

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