JANUARY 2019    
This newsletter highlights items of interest
to Managed Forest owners for early 2019
Admin Requirements
 Current Activities  
Field Practices  

Annual Administration Fees due March 15
Annual administration fee invoices will be mailed to managed forest owners in early February. Council sets the rate of the annual fee for each fiscal year such that the revenue collected by council will be sufficient to fund council's operations for the year. The annual fee is based on a percentage of the bare land assessed value of the private managed forest land, and a general administration fee to distribute the cost of the program equitably among managed forest owners.
For more information about the 2019 fees, see the annual administration fee blog post here.
Annual Declarations Due May 1

Managed forest owners are required to report their forest activities for the previous year, including harvesting, destroyed timber, road construction, road deactivation and reforestation. The annual declaration form is mailed to owners along with the administration fee invoice in early February. A fillable pdf form is available on our website.
For more information about the annual declaration, and to download the fillable form, see the annual declaration blog post here.
Current Activities 
Council Member Election   
The Managed Forest Council consists of five members: two members appointed by the provincial government, two members elected by private managed forest landowners and a chair who is jointly appointed by the other four council members. The term of one of the elected council members is up this June, and Council will be holding an election to fill this position. A call for nominations will be mailed to managed forest owners in early February, and all eligible managed forest owners are encouraged to consider the position.
To learn more about the upcoming election, Council terms of reference, member requirements, and the current Council, read our blog post here.
Field Practices
Reforestation Obligations: Restocking & Successful Regeneration
Restocking and Successful Regeneration obligations are a frequent topic of discussion during managed forest field inspections. In accordance with the Council Regulation, managed forest owners are required to reforest areas where timber has been harvested or destroyed. Generally these areas are required to be restocked within 5 years, and successfully regenerated within 15 years. The Council Regulation describes detail and varying circumstances. Owners need to consider site specific environmental factors and challenges to develop strategies that will ensure their reforestation obligations are met.
For more information on reforestation obligations, see our blog post here.
Telephone: 250.386.5737