Indicator Summary Data: Trends in Timber Harvesting in BC

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Forest Analysis and Inventory
Licensed under Open Government License - British Columbia

This dataset contains the results reported for the Trends in Timber Harvesting indicator published on Environmental Reporting BC.

The Timber Harvesting Indicator illustrates how much timber is harvested annually and how the actual timber harvest compares with the Allowable Annual Cut (AAC). The AAC information is derived from the Timber Supply Review (TSR) determination process for each Timber Supply Area. Timber harvest is derived from Harvest Billing System. All data used are summarized and rolled up at a high level. This indicator is a composite from the Timber Supply Review process and the Harvest Billing System. The provincial Timber Supply Forecast is a summary of the management unit harvest forecast data. None of the data used to create timber harvest indicator can be traced back to sole harvest areas or designated tenures. These datasets are derived from the ministry’s own data source and have been created by government employees.

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Purpose

These datasets were developed to be the graph inputs to the four Environmental Reporting BC indicator 'Trends in Timber Harvesting in B.C.' measures.

Data Quality

More information can be found in the “Methods” section of the 'Trends in Timber Harvesting in B.C.' indicator page.

  1. Harvest data are by calendar year for 1945–1979 and fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) for 1980/81 onward (listed as 1980 onward).
  2. Timber harvested is from public and private land that is regulated by allowable annual cuts (AACs) set by the provincial government.
  3. The allowable annual cuts (AACs) referred to are those set by the provincial government. AACs are as of December 31 of the year listed (the starting year of fiscal years).
  4. In 1981, public sustained yield units (PSYUs) were replaced by timber supply areas (TSAs).
Lineage Statement

More information can be found in the “Methods” section of the 'Trends in Timber Harvesting in B.C.' indicator page. SOURCES B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range. Annual reports. (harvest data) http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/annualreports.htm

B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch. AAC database (available only in the ministry). http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hts/tsr.htm

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Contact Information

NameAlbert Nussbaum (custodian)
EmailAlbert.Nussbaum@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationForest Analysis and Inventory
NameAtmo Prassad (businessExpert)
EmailAtmo.Prassad@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationForest Analysis and Inventory

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Who can download this dataset?Public

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Record Published 2018-05-31
Record Last Modified 2018-05-31
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