Is all private land covered by the Private Managed Forest Land Act? Why is the Regulation not applied to other private forests?
The Private Managed Forest Land Act covers managed forests in BC. This amounts to just less than half of the private forest land in B.C.
However, the PFLA strongly believes that the government should protect the key public environmental values on all other private lands to the same standards as set out in the Private Managed Forest Land Act. Farmers, ranchers, golf course owners and those with trees on their land should protect the key public environmental values as well.
Incentives are needed to attract unmanaged forest land and other land class owners into the Managed Forest Program to promote protection of key public environmental values and encourage long term forest management.