Private Managed Forest Land Council (PMFLC) presentation to the PFLA (2012)

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The Private Managed Forest Land Council is an independent provincial agency established under the Private Managed Forest Land Act to administer the Managed Forest Program and protect key public …

The Private Managed Forest Land Council is an independent provincial agency established under the Private Managed Forest Land Act to administer the Managed Forest Program and protect key public environmental values on private managed forest land in British Columbia. The PowerPoint was presented, by Rod Davis, to the Private Forest Landonwers Association at their 2012 AGM and forestry forum.

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  • 1. Program Update Presentation to PFLA AGM Rod Davis, ChairPrivate Managed Forest Land Council June 2012 1
  • 2. Council’s Mandate Independent provincial agency established under the Private Managed Forest Land Act 100% funded by land owners through annual fee levy Protect key public environmental values on Private Managed Forest land in British Columbia • soil conservation, water quality, fish habitat, critical wildlife habitat, and reforestation • regulating forest practices • conducting inspections, audits, investigations • administrating penalties, remediation orders, stop work orders 2
  • 3. Council Membership Chair Rod Davis Owner Representatives Government Representatives Will Pryhitko Ron Davis Blair Robertson Rod VisserChanges to Council Membership: Rod Davis’ term as government representative expired - March 2011 Rod Visser appointed as government representative - November 2011 Trevor Swan resigned as Chair - January 2012 Rod Davis appointed Chair - February 2012 Ron Davis appointment expires - September 2012 Michael Alexander appointed by Government - September 2012 3
  • 4. Program Overview Activity level up from previous years • 26% increase in logging volume in 2011 from 2010 Issues management remains low • Urban interface and changing land use patterns main issue Performance level continues to be high 4
  • 5. Program Overview (con’t) 823,500 ha (255 MFs) in program 5% decrease in area from 2011 • includes withdrawal of 44,250 ha Darkwoods property now owned by Nature Conservancy of Canada 9 new MFs ranging from 25ha to 820ha, all on the coast 2 MF withdrawals Property sales - many stay in MF Program under new owner 5
  • 6. 2011 Program Activity Harvest volume - 4.9 million m3 Harvest area - 10,335 ha Road construction - 379 km Restocked – 8020 ha Regenerated - 7050 ha 6
  • 7. Activity Summary (2004 – 2010) 7
  • 8. Finances Council continues to be able operate within its annual budget • Operating surplus projected for the year ended March 2012 Received a clean financial audit for fiscal year 2010/11 Budget for fiscal year 2012/13 = $425,800 (+ $100,000 contingency reserve) • decrease from 2011/12 • mill rate decreased to $0.40/$1000blv 8
  • 9. Effectiveness Audit 2012Objective: Determine whether the environmental objectives in the PrivateManaged Forest Land Act are being achieved. Soil conservation – protect soil productivity by minimizing the area occupied by roads, landings & trails Water quality – protect human drinking water Fish habitat – retain sufficient streamside trees & understory vegetation to protect habitat conditions Critical wildlife habitat – to facilitate the long-term protection of that habitat Reforestation – regenerate areas with healthy & commercially valuable stand of trees 9
  • 10. Effectiveness Audit 2012 (con’t) Council introduced regulations in 2004, revised in 2007, respecting forest stewardship activities These established practices and results that to meet government’s objectives in the PMFL Act This audit intends to verify whether the regulatory regime meets the intended environmental outcomes Audit Sample based on MFs that reported harvesting activities in 2007/2008 Includes a balance of properties area both smaller & greater than 1000 hectares 13 MFs selected: 8 coastal & 5 in interior 10
  • 11. Inspection ProgramObjective: Inspect all MFs at least once every 5 years2011 Program: 48 MFs inspected: 35 on Coast; 13 in Interior Assessed performance re management commitments & legislation Overall positive result – strong commitments Forestry extension opportunity as well2012 Program: Targeting 27 MFs 11
  • 12. Investigations2011/12: No investigations Compliance continues to be high Only 2 slides reported by owners during year 12
  • 13. Contacts:Stuart Macpherson, Executive Director Tel: (250) 386-5737 Email: execdirec@pmflc.ca Rod Davis, Chair Tel: (250) 882-0072 Email: roddavis@shaw.ca Website: http://www.pmflc.ca/ 13