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Fraser Lake Forest Stewardship Plans

Fraser Lake Sawmills (FLSM) is a sawmill and bioenergy facility in Fraser Lake, British Columbia with forest licenses in the Lakes and Prince George Timber Supply Areas. Our operations are carried out under approved Forest Stewardship Plans (FSPs). An approved FSP allows for the harvest of timber and construction of roads within a forest development unit (FDU). Details about our approved FSPs provided below.

Review and comment periods

Prior to submitting the new FSPs and amendments to approval, FLSM provides an opportunity for review and comment on the results and strategies outlined in the plan to address the following Objectives set by Government for:

a) soils;
b) visual quality;
c) timber;
d) water;
e) fish
f) wildlife;
g) biodiversity;
h) recreation resources;
i) resource features; and Resource District
j) cultural heritage resources; and
k) other objectives established under the Forest and Range Practices Act that pertain to the area of the FSP.

Lakes Timber Supply Area

Fraser Lake Sawmills operates under an approved FSP within the Lakes Timber Supply Area in coordination with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation and the Sinlcar Group. This FSP was approved on November 28, 2017 and will expire on November 27, 2022.

The Forest Stewardship Plan and information on the area it covers can be obtained from the following links:

Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment 1 was approved September 25, 2019.  This amendment added two new Forest Licences (A97063 and A97064) held by West Fraser to FSP Section 1.2 Application of the Forest Stewardship Plan in the FSP Document.

Proposed Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment 2 is currently available for public review and comment.  The deadline for receipt of comments is December 30, 2019.  The amendment proposes changes to FSP Section 3.11 Objectives set for Visual Quality to address the salvage of timber damaged during the 2018 Shovel Lake Fire within select visually constrained areas around Helene Lake in the Lakes North Forest Development Unit.

Comments regarding Amendment 2 may be submitted by email to:

FLK-FSP@Westfraser.com
Attn: Jaret van der Giessen, R.P.F.

Prince George Timber Supply Area

Approved FSP

Fraser Lake Sawmills operates under an approved FSP within the Stuart Nechako Natural Resource District portion of the Prince George Timber Supply Area. 

The Forest Stewardship Plan and information on the area it covers can be obtained from the following links:

Amendment 1 to FSP

Fraser Lake Sawmills (FLSM) has prepared an Amendment 1 to their Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) #652 for the Stuart Nechako portion of the Prince George Timber Supply Area (TSA).  This amendment is necessary to allow for the different practices that will be carried out on Agricultural Development Area (ADA) lands if a harvesting tenure is issued on them.

The ADA lands have been designated for agriculture use through the Order of the Minister of Agriculture and Lands establishing land use objectives under Section 93.4 of the Land Act for the purposes of the Forest and Range Practices Act on November 21, 2006.  Harvest by a forest licensee may only occur if there are written agreements with the local cattlemen’s association and they are accepted by the District Manager.

Amendment 1 places exemptions related to forestry activities on ADA lands in the following FSP sections:

  • 3.7 Objectives set by government for wildlife and biodiversity – landscape level;
  • 3.8.1 Wildlife tree retention;
  • 3.8.2 Restriction on harvesting in wildlife tree retention areas;
  • 3.9 Objectives set by government for visual quality; and
  • 5.1 Stocking Standards – general standards

The public review period for this amendment ran from October 17 to November 16, 2018.

Amended Detailed Maps: