FADM - Tree Farm License Current View (TFL)

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Forest Tenures
Licensed under Access Only

This view is a snapshot in time and is a summary layer displaying the current boundary of the Tree Farm License, during the life of the agreement.

For further information on Tree Farm Licenses please visit this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=A93E6DFD8C164AD19CD17880450289A3

The spatial representation for a Tree Farm License, which is an agreement entered into under Part 3, Division 5 of the Forest Act which grants the rights to harvest timber. A tree farm licence has a term of 25 years and requires a management plan providing for the establishment, management, and harvesting of timber in a described area (Crown and private land) on a sustained or perpetual yield basis.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 56.4°
Longitude: -133.2° to -115.2°

Additional Information


To support harvesting approval process, monitor forest tenures and support Integrated Land and Resource Registry application.

Data Quality

This layer has been created to aid in land research and status, however please refer to authoritative documents for boundary determination. At this time the TFL type field is empty, however this will be populated in the future.

Lineage Statement

Data must meet provincial standards and is highly consistent. Prior to release, data goes through quality assurance by contractors, regional offices, and headquarters. Data set is highly structured.

More Information

Contact Information

NameSusan Westmacott (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameRick Deegan (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameChantelle Abanilla (custodian)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationForest Tenures

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-06-13
Record Last Modified 2021-05-09
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: TFL_ALL

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
TFL_ALL_SYSID TFLA_SYSID NUMBER 7 TFL_ALL_SYSID is a system generated unique key.
FOREST_FILE_ID FOR_FL_ID VARCHAR2 10 FOREST_FILE_ID is the file identification assigned to Provincial Forest Use files, e.g., TFL1, TFL47, TFL6.
TFL_TYPE TFL_TYPE VARCHAR2 15 TFL_TYPE indicates whether the TFL record is Schedule B, Schedule A, or Schedule A Timber Licence.
LICENCEE LICENCEE VARCHAR2 60 LICENCEE is the name of the ministry client - company or individual. entered as: the full corporate name if a corporation; the full registered name if a partnership; the legal surname if an individual.
FEATURE_CODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE_CODE contains an alphanumeric value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping’s (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features, e.g., AR82000110.
FEATURE_CLASS_SKEY FC_SKEY NUMBER 38 FEATURE_CLASS_SKEY is the unique key assigned to a Feature Class by the Ministry of Forests where a Feature Class is used to define a class of geographic items having the same basic set of characteristics.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is 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 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.