BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a Provincial corporation that is responsible for harvesting approximately 20% of BC’s Annual Allowable Cut of forests. Under the Ministry of Forest Lands Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, BCTS operates according to the legislative frameworks of the Forest Act, the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Wildfire Act, BCTS regulation and the Wildfire Regulation.
Each year BCTS opens their 5-year Operating Plan (harvesting plan) for comment. Referrals are sent to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and other agencies.
SCRD staff provide a technical review focused on areas where SCRD services could be impacted, such as parks, trails, water supply, Official Community Plan policies. A staff report is presented to SCRD Board and referred to SCRD advisory committees. Recommendations are forwarded to BCTS for consideration.