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Forest Practices Board

The Forest Practices Board is an independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in British Columbia’s public forests and rangelands. It informs both the British Columbia public and the international marketplace of forest and range licensees’ performance in carrying out sound practices and complying with legal requirements. It also ensures that resource ministries are appropriately monitoring and enforcing forest and range practices legislation.

The Board audits tenure holders and government ministries for compliance with forest and range practices legislation; carries out special investigations and issues reports as appropriate; investigates concerns and complaints from the public; and participates in appeals to the Forest Appeals Commission. The Board’s mandate is provided by the Forest and Range Practices Act.

While the Board operates independently from the Ministry of Forests and Range, its budget vote is the responsibility of the Minister. The Board independently reports its accomplishments and priorities through an annual report found at: www.fpb.gov.bc.ca/annual.htm.

Forest Practices Board Resource Summary Table

Core Business Area 2007/08
Restated Estimates1
2008/09
Estimates
2009/10
Plan
2010/11
Plan
Operating Expenses ($000)
Total 3,761 3,808 3,854 3,854
Full-time Equivalents (Direct FTEs)
Total 27 27 27 27
Ministry Capital Expenditures (Consolidated Revenue Fund) ($000)
Total 125 125 125 125

1   Amounts have been restated for comparative purposes only, to be consistent with Schedule A of the 2008/09 Estimates.
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