2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (2023-2028)

Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd is proposing a replacement Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for the K1A License. This is initiated by Burns Lake Community Forest to meet legislative requirements.

Over the last 5 years, the Burns Lake Community Forest (BLCF) has prepared its Mountain Pine Beetle Mitigation Plan (MPBMP) to address financial and forest management issues resulting from the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. On September 3rd, 2020, received approval of its new management plan #4, and a subsequent AAC. As part of our landscape level focus, BLCF commissioned the Landscape Fire Management Plan to address wildfire risk to the Community Forest and the surrounding Communities, initiated an Access Management Plan, completed a Grizzly Bear Habitat Assessment and many other landscapes level assessment.

The final stage of implementation is to bring to fruition measurable and variable practice requirements. The replacement Forest Stewardship Plan 2023 brings this consideration into context. In accordance with section 18 of the Forest and Range Practices Act, (FRPA) and section 20 of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation (FPPR) and Management Plan #4-Forest Program Objectives for Public Consultation and Engagement, the FSP review period is available for public comment until February 18th, 2023. We have proposed a 90-day period to support extra time for review and comment.

This notice supports our communication and engagement around the proceedings of the community Forest K1A license and information is available during regular working hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays) or via a private appointment at the following address and/or by sending your request to moc.rofmoclb@ofni.