The Timber Allocation Process
During the colonial period in the early years of the province, the
Crown alienated rights to timber and to timber lands by the traditional
procedure of Crown grants (BC Archives). The most extensive Crown
grants were made under arrangements with the federal government
in aid of railroad construction.
Four Royal Commission studies were conducted (1909, 1943, 1955,
1975) to examine existing allocation procedures.
Changes were made in forest policy as a result
of the commission studies culminating in the present system that
includes the following license/tenure structure: Tree Farm Licence
(34); Forest License (190); Timer Sale License (8); Small Business
Forestry Enterprise Program (1773); Woodlot License (516); Pulp
Agreement (24); Timber License (670).
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