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New regulations enact historic Great Bear Rainforest legislation

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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

New regulations enact historic Great Bear Rainforest legislation

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Great Bear Rainforest North Timber Supply Area (TSA)

The new Great Bear Rainforest North TSA is created from the former North Coast and Mid Coast TSAs with an allowable annual cut of 803,000 cubic metres effective Jan. 1, 2017. This includes a partition of 468,600 cubic metres limited to Crown land within the North Island Central Coast district and not within the Owikeno Lake basin. Another partition for 113,200 cubic metres is attributed to western redcedar and yellow cedar within the Coast Mountain district.

The new licence allocations are as follows:

  • Interfor, A16841 – 24,488 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A16850 – 83,382 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A82001 – 66,671 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A82002 – 22,223 cubic metres/year
  • Sonora Logging Limited, A16837 – 14,049 cubic metres/year
  • Sonora Logging Limited, A16838 – 10,001 cubic metres/year
  • SWC Holding Ltd., A16848 – 10,001 cubic metres/year
  • Western Forest Products, A16845 – 136,029 cubic metres/year
  • Western Forest Products, A16847 – 19,674 cubic metres/year

The following licences are assigned to this new TSA, but their licence volumes do not change:

  • Gitga’at Forestry Inc., A71731 (23,447 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A93864 (4,445 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A94046 (2,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Kitasoo Forest Company Ltd., A94009 (25,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Kitasoo Forest Company Ltd., A94536 (10,500 cubic metres/year)
  • Kvamua Enterprises Limited Partnership, A83918 (8,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Kvamua Forestry Services Ltd., A93776 (5,600 cubic metres/year)
  • Kvamua Forestry Services Ltd., A94010 (15,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Kvamua Forestry Services Ltd., A94515 (9,400 cubic metres/year)
  • Kvamua Forestry Services Ltd., A94516 (20,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Nanwakolas Forestry Limited Partnership, A90762 (15,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Nuxalk Forestry Limited Partnership, A87259 (62,200 cubic metres/year)
  • Triumph Timber Ltd., A16820 (66,472 cubic metres/year)
Great Bear Rainforest South Timber Supply Area (TSA)

The new Great Bear Rainforest South TSA is created from the mainland portions of the former Kingcome and Strathcona TSAs with an allowable annual cut of 830,500 cubic metres effective Jan. 1, 2017.

The new licence allocations are as follows:

  • Interfor, A19232 – 20,837 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A19238 – 167,395 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A77806 – 111,596 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A77807 – 95,034 cubic metres/year
  • Interfor, A86955 – 17,320 cubic metres/year
  • Mill & Timber, A19242 – 40,029 cubic metres/year
  • Northwest Hardwoods, A49542 – 10,932 cubic metres/year
  • TimberWest, A20913 – 24,006 cubic metres/year
  • TimberWest, A29159 – 21,412 cubic metres/year
  • Western Forest Products, A19244 – 14,065 cubic metres/year

The following licences are assigned to this new TSA, but their licence volumes do not change:

  • Da’naxda’xw Forestry Services Ltd., A92581 (8,696 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A93095 (9,405 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A93096 (9,406 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A94311 (10,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Gwa’nak Resources Ltd., A94047 (8,465 cubic metres/year)
  • Homalco Forestry Limited, A90455 (7,356 cubic metres/year)
  • Kwiakah First Nation, A90383 (1,026 cubic metres/year)
  • Qwe’Qwa’Sot’em Forestry Ltd., A92058 (3,844 cubic metres/year)
North Island Timber Supply Area (TSA)

The new North Island TSA is created from the Vancouver Island portions of the Kingcome and Strathcona TSAs with an allowable annual cut of 1,248,100 cubic metres effective Jan. 1, 2017.

The new licence allocations are as follows:

  • Aat’uu Forestry Limited Partnership, A19236 – 55,445 cubic metres/year
  • Matchlee Limited Partnership, A53745 – 16,918 cubic metres/year
  • Raven Industries Ltd., A74689 – 10,336 cubic metres/year
  • Richmond Plywood, A19243 – 38,109 cubic metres/year
  • Western Forest Products, A19231 – 303,283 cubic metres/year

The following licences are assigned to this new TSA, but their licence volumes do not change:

  • Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nation, A84558 (26,000 cubic metres/year)
  • Lions Gate Forest Products Ltd., A75083 (8,664 cubic metres/year)
  • Nuchatlaht, A90791 (4,735 cubic metres/year)
  • Tlowitsis Tribe, A91925 (4,546 cubic metres/year)
  • Tlowitsis Tribe, A94321 (1,136 cubic metres/year)
  • WWK Forestry Limited Partnership, A91958 (15,047 cubic metres/year)
  • 0898322 B.C. Ltd., A91958 (8,250 cubic metres/year)
  • 0898322 B.C. Ltd., A94482 (2,063 cubic metres/year)

The reconfiguration of the timber supply areas affected seven licences held by Interfor, TimberWest and Western Forest Products. New licences will be created in the North Island TSA for these licensees to reflect the Vancouver Island portion of licences that were assigned to the Great Bear Rainforest South TSA. The new licences will be allocated as follows:

  • Interfor, five forest licences with timber volumes of 104,689 cubic metres/year, 63,495 cubic metres/year, 42,330 cubic metres/year, 36,047 cubic metres/year, 87,015 cubic metres/year
  • TimberWest, one forest licence with a timber volume of 14,880 cubic metres/year
  • Western Forest Products, one forest licence with a timber volume of 5,443 cubic metres/year
Pacific Timber Supply Area (TSA) and Tree Farm Licences

The Pacific TSA is comprised wholly of operating areas for BC Timber Sales and is in parcels on Vancouver Island and within the Great Bear Rainforest. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the allowable annual cut for the Great Bear Rainforest portions of the TSA is 62,400 cubic metres and the allowable annual cut for the remainder is set at 1,279,700 cubic metres.

Also effective Jan. 1, 2017, the allowable annual cut for tree farm licences with portions in the Great Bear Rainforest is set as follows:

  • Tree Farm Licence 25 (Western Forest Products), 234,300 cubic metres (with 152,300 cubic metres for the northern portion and 82,000 cubic metres for the south).
  • Tree Farm Licence 39 (Western Forest Products), 41,300 cubic metres for the portion within the Great Bear Rainforest and 1,375,000 cubic metres for the remainder.
  • Tree Farm Licence 45 (Interfor), 140,000 cubic metres.
  • Tree Farm Licence 47 (TimberWest), 388,500 cubic metres for the portion within the Great Bear Rainforest, and 241,500 cubic metres for the remainder.

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