What’s New in FRPA – 2005

FRPA Act and Regulations Changes – Dec. 13, 2004

On December 13th, 2004, most remaining provisions in Bill 33 respecting the Forest and Range Practices Act were brought into force, and a number of changes were made to the following regulations:

* Administrative Remedies Regulation, * Forest Planning and Practices Regulation, * Security for Forest and Range Practice Liabilities Regulation, and * Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Regulation.

Learn the intent behind:

– Changes to transition from FPC to FRPA;

– New and changed government objectives;

– Professional certification of some FSP content elements;

– New provisions for managing wildlife and biodiversity;

– Refined criteria for alternate results and strategies, and more!

One-day training sessions for government, industry, consultants, and resource professional and technical staff will be held between March 1st and 17th 2005. This is a joint initiative of government, industry and professional associations. Each session will be delivered by a team of presenters, and policy specialists will be available to respond to questions. The focus will be on sharing the intent of the recent changes so that they can be more effectively applied.

This training will cover the changes to legal requirements under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA).

These changes arise from:

– Bill 33 amendments to FRPA, passed in May 2004;

– FRPA regulations in force as of December;

– Regulations expected in February 2005; and, – Other new FRPA components brought in since January 2004.

Sessions will not cover how to develop or adjudicate results or strategies.

Who Should Attend?

All forest practitioners involved in developing, reviewing, approving and implementing FSPs. This includes major and minor licence holders, resource professional and technical staff, BC Timber Sales staff, community forest agreement holders and First Nations who hold or potentially will hold tenure agreements. Although this training is not specifically directed towards Ministry Compliance and Enforcement staff, they are welcome to attend. A separate training session will be developed to address C&E training needs related to FRPA implementation.

Locations and Dates:

Port McNeill: March 1

Nanaimo: March 2

Richmond: March 3

Smithers: March 8

Prince George: March 10

Williams Lake: March 14

Nelson: March 15

Kamloops: March 16

Dawson Creek: March 16

Cranbrook: March 17

Vernon: March 17


Because the focus is on what’s new, FRPA basics will not be covered. To create the maximum value for yourself, and to enable a productive session for all attendees, please ensure you are familiar with FRPA, particularly the planning component – available at: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/code/training/frpa/.

Register Now!

Space is limited. In order to secure a seat pre-registration is mandatory. Registration entitles you to course materials and refreshments. There is no fee to attend; lunch will not be provided.

Register through www.learningestore.com/bcmof

For more information, visit the FRPA website


after February 1, or contact:

Kandy Schroder
Selkirk Management Services
Phone: 250-512-9039
Fax: 250-367-0136
E-mail: kandy.schroder@telus.net