BCTS Operating Areas

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - BC Timber Sales
Licensed under Access Only

These operating areas assist BC Timber Sales (BCTS) in accessing sustainable harvest units to provide the cost and price benchmark or market value for timber harvested from public land in British Columbia.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


The Operating Areas support the Cutting Permit and Road Permit Refusal Regulation where another Licensee proposes to tenure timber within BCTS' areas.

Data Quality

These Operating Area boundaries are polygons representing the most up to date information of where BCTS operates. These are considered accurate to a 1:20000 scale..

More Information

Contact Information

NameDave Konwicki (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationBC Timber Sales

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-09-25
Record Last Modified 2021-01-30
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: BCTS_OP_AR
Comments: BC Timber Sales Operating Areas are management areas for timber harvesting by BCTS. Data from operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public lands.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
BCTS_OA_SYSID OA_SYSID NUMBER 10 A system generated unique identification number.
OPERATING_AREA_NAME OP_AREA_NM VARCHAR2 30 Is a geographic subunit where BC Timber Sales (BCTS) business area auctions timber, e.g., East Gates.
TIMBER_SALES_OFFICE_NAME TSO_NAME VARCHAR2 254 Describes the name of the Timber Sales Office (TSO), e.g., Babine Timber Sales Business Area.
FIELD_TEAM FIELD_TEAM VARCHAR2 30 Describes the various field teams within the BCTS business areas, e.g., Morice.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 A system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 A system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 A column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 A column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 A binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.