Resource ministry revamps operation lineup

The following are the responsibilities of the newly revamped B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

The following are the responsibilities of the newly revamped B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations:

• Forest stewardship policy

• Timber supply, inventory and tree improvement

• Pest and disease management policy

• Forest investment

• BC Timber Sales

• Tenures and pricing

• Resource roads and bridges policy

• Crown land administration policy

• Crown land allocation and authorizations

• Forests and range authorizations

• Roads/bridges/engineering

• Independent power production

• Mineral and coal titles

• Mines and minerals permitting and inspections except for major mining projects

• Aquaculture licensing and regulation

• Water use planning and authorizations

• Aboriginal consultation and coordination – natural resource operations

• Resorts and alpine ski developments

• Licensing and permitting for angling, hunting and trapping

• GeoBC and information management

• FrontCounter BC

• Provincial hatchery and stocking program

• Watershed restoration

• Fish, wildlife and habitat management

• Drought management

• Dam and dyke safety and regulation

• Flood plain management

• Pests, disease, invasive plants and species

• Public backcountry and commercial recreation

• Recreation sites and trails

• Archaeology and Heritage Conservation policy and permitting

• Resource management compliance

• Crown land restoration

• Forest investment operations

 

• Wildfire management