Woodlot Licence # ????
Corporation or First Nation
???????? Forest District
Submitted by: Approved by:
?Licensee Name?? ?DM’s Name??
????????? Forest District
Table of Contents
WOODLOT LICENCE #????
1.0 Licensee’s Goals ....................... .................................................................1
2.0 Licensee’s Statement of Commitments .......................................................2
3.0 Resource Inventories
3.1 Timber Resource Inventory ............................................................3
3.2 Terrain Stability Inventory ...............................................................3
3.3 Fish Stream Classification Inventory ..............................................3
3.4 Archeological Overview Assessment .............................................3
4.0 Utilization Standards ....................................................................................3
5.0 Proposed Allowable Annual Cut ........................................................................3
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A management plan must be approved under section 44 (10) of the Forest Act before the woodlot
licence can be entered into. The general information about what is required in a woodlot licence
management plan is listed in section 45 (f) of the Forest Act. Amendments to this section in 1998
allow Part 4 of the woodlot licence agreement to reduce the amount of information that is required
from what is listed in section 45(f) of the Forest Act. Part 4 of the woodlot licence agreement is the
definitive source for what information is required in the woodlot licence management plan. The
woodlot licence agreement indicates that a management plan must be prepared in accordance with
the “Woodlot Licence Management Plan Handbook” which should be reviewed prior to preparing a
management plan. Within the bounds established by the Forest Act, the woodlot licence agreement
and the “Woodlot Licence Management Plan Handbook”, the District Manager may provide specific
guidance on the information that must be included in the management plan. The intention is to
avoid duplication between information in the management plan and information that must be
included in a woodlot licence plan. ,
The text of this document is color coded as a help guide but will only appear so when using the
software Microsoft Word. The black text is strongly recommended to be included, the red text is
suggested text and the blue text is comments and directions which must be deleted from the
management plan that is submitted for approval. This document is meant as a guide and is not
meant to restrict the creativity that should go into a management plan to address the unique
circumstances on a particular woodlot licence. When developing this template the basic elements
required under the Forest Act and woodlot licence agreement have been included. The district
manager is legally entitled to ask for additional information that is reasonably required to address
particular circumstances on any woodlot licence. This document can be used as a digital template
simply by changing the color font to black and typing in the text for your specific management plan.
There are several ways to change the color of the text back to black, the first is:
a) Highlight the text you wish to convert to black.
b) Click on the right mouse button while holding the cursor over the highlighted text.
c) Left click on ‘Font’
d) Ensure that you are in the folder ‘Font’ (not ‘Character Spacing’)
e) The mechanism to change the font color is approximately the middle of this folder and is
labeled ‘Font color’. Select ‘Automatic’ for black text.
Another method is to :
a) Highlight the text you wish to convert to black.
b) Click the left mouse button on the ‘Format’ pull down menu near the top of your screen.
c) Left click on ‘Font’, then use steps d & e above as the screen should be the same.
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1.0 Licensee's Goals
(The goals that the woodlot licensee has stated in a previous management plan may still be
applicable for a new management plan and must be written out in this section. If the woodlot
licensee would like to revise the goals for the woodlot licence, then this should be discussed with
the District Manager prior to the submission of a revised management plan. New licensees should
describe their goals for the woodlot licence.)
2.0 Licensee's Statement of Commitments
(For existing licensees, commitments from past management plans will usually need to be restated
in a new management plan, unless they have been satisfied or changes in technology,
circumstances or legislation render them inappropriate. For example, if your woodlot licence
application or previous management plan stated that the woodlot licence holder would juvenile
space 10 ha of Crown land within the woodlot licence area, this commitment would need to be
documented in a new management plan unless the commitment had been satisfied. It is not
necessary to include statements that are legislative requirements under the Forest Act, the Forest
and Range Practices Act or other legislation.
It is important that the licensee and the ministry understand and agree on what commitments need
to be included in the management plan. It is also important that the management plan clearly
documents what will be done, where it will be done, how it will be done, when it will be done and
who will pay for doing it. Note: some commitments may involve discussions with other ministries.
One example is the Ministry of Environment.
If specified as a condition in the tender package, for a new woodlot licence that was advertised after
January 2008, the successful applicant will need to include a commitment to reforest any areas of
the private land contribution that are not satisfactorily restocked with trees. This commitment must
contain a map which clearly specifies the area of private land that will be reforested, regeneration
stocking standards that will be achieved and a date (mm/dd/yyyy) for when the specified area will
be regenerated to the specified stocking standards.)
By mm/dd/yyyy (specify the month, day and year), the Licensee will establish regeneration on the
portion of the woodlot licence private land contribution specified on the attached map, in
accordance with the stocking standards specified in Appendix II.
3.0 Resource Inventories
3.1 Timber Resources Inventory
The current forest inventory information for the Crown land portion (Schedule ‘B’) and the private
land portion (Schedule ‘A’) of the Woodlot Licence, are shown in Appendix I and are based on the
__________ (date) inventory of Woodlot Licence # _____. This inventory will be updated as
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disturbances and other changes occur on the licence area. Updated information will be provided
with the next revision to the management plan.
A timber resources re-inventory will be completed to standards agreed to by the District Manager.
To determine what standards the District Manager has set the licensee must contact the Woodlot or
Inventory Staff at the district office. The current provincial guidelines for completing woodlot licence
inventories are specified at the following website:
If inventory data for the private land portion (Schedule ‘A’) is not available or of poor quality the
collection of new information may be required by the District Manager if the licensee wishes to
propose an AAC for the private land. ) A licensee is only responsible for doing a timber inventory
so the wording in this section should be checked as not to imply a broader inventory obligation.
3.2 Terrain Stability Inventory
(This information is not usually required as most woodlot licences do not contain steep unstable
slopes. If not required, delete this section from here and the table of contents and renumber the
sub-sections. If terrain stability hazard mapping or reconnaissance terrain stability mapping has
been conducted then this should be stated, along with how the information was incorporated into
the management plan.)
3.3 Fish Stream Classification Inventory
(This information is usually not required. If not required, delete this section from here and the table
of contents and renumber the sub-sections. If a fish-stream classification inventory has been
conducted then this should be stated, along with how the information was incorporated into the
3.4 Archeological Overview Assessment
(This information may not be required. If it is not required then delete this section from here and the
table of contents and renumber the sub-sections. If an archeological overview assessment has
been conducted than this should be stated, along with how the information was incorporated into
the plan. Be careful not to disclose the location of archeological resources that are to remain
4.0 Timber Utilization Standards
(Note: Forest Act section 45(f)(iv) requires the MP to “propose management objectives, in
accordance with the woodlot licence, regarding …utilization of the timber resources in the woodlot licence area”.
The WL agreement requires the MP to propose an AAC which considers “timber harvest specifications
proposed for the timber resources in the Licence area”.)
The management objective for the utilization of timber on the woodlot licence area is to
conduct harvesting in a manner consistent with the merchantability specifications in the
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Provincial Logging Residue and Waste Measurement Procedures Manual dated. The
proposed allowable annual cut for the woodlot licence is based on these merchantability
specifications for timber utilization.
(Note: The above statements are all that is required since under take or pay policy there is
no longer mandatory utilization on Woodlot Licences. Section 103.1(2) of the Forest Act
indicates that a requirement to cut and remove timber in accordance with utilization
standards in a WL agreement is without effect. Section 5.09 of the WL agreement
indicates the MP is deemed to be part of the WL agreement.)
5.0 Proposed Allowable Annual Cut
Proposed Allowable Annual Cut (AAC) for Woodlot Licence # ???? is:
Schedule A lands: m3 per year
Schedule B lands: m3 per year
A Volume Calculation report has been attached in Appendix I using the model WOODLOT for
Windows Version #.####.
WOODLOT for Windows Information Used to Calculate the AAC
(A detailed description and rationale of the method of calculating the AAC, the data inputs, source
of the data, data outputs, growth & yield tables generated, net downs used, management factors
considered, etc. should be provided.
In the case of an initial management plan where the advertised AAC is being accepted by the
licensee and either no AAC or a very conservative AAC is proposed for the private land
contribution, the detailed information above may not be required by the District Manager.
A digital copy of the database used in the AAC calculations should also be provided except for an
initial management plan where the advertised AAC is being accepted (as in the scenario outlined
above. This detail is required so that the District Manager or Regional Manager can make a
determination of the AAC for the woodlot licence under Section 8(6) of the Forest Act.)
The District Manager may require a map(s) to accompany the management plan. Where the
management plan contains a commitment to reforest an area of private land that is being
contributed to the woodlot licence the management plan must include a map the clearly specifies
the exact location of the area to be reforested.
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Regeneration Stocking Standards and Regeneration Date for the Woodlot Licence Private Land
On the area specified on an accompanying map, the Woodlot Licence holder will establish regeneration meeting
the stocking standards indicated below, on or before the regeneration date and will maintain this stocking after
this date until relieved in writing from the District Manager.
Regeneration MITD TSS MSSpa MSSp
Area Biogeoclimatic Preferred Acceptable Date
SU Net Area Subzone Site Series (mm/dd/yyyy) (m) (sph) (sph) (sph)
Regen date = Regeneration MITD = Minimum distance
Date: Indicate the day, month between well spaced trees of the
and year to complete preferred and acceptable species
regeneration of the area.
TSS = Target Stocking MSSpa = Minimum Stocking MSSp = Minimum Stocking
Standard (sph = well spaced Standard of well spaced trees of Standard of well spaced trees
trees / ha) preferred and acceptable species of preferred species
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