Harvest Timber - Small scale and Intermediate Salvage

Harvest Timber - Small scale and Intermediate Salvage

Harvest Timber - Small Scale and Intermediate Salvage: A direct award process which allows harvesting of up to 2000 m³ of dead or damaged timber typically not on an existing area based tenure.

Related Activities: Christmas Trees, Commercial Timber <50m3, Firewood, Land Tenure Timber, Timber - Free Use, Timber - Traditional Use


About this Activity Guide

This guide summarizes the most common requirements and recommendations for your chosen activity and is designed to help you submit a complete application. Be aware that this information is for guidance purposes only.

Mandatory Authorizations

Authorization Name Link to Authorization Guidance Link to Application
Forestry Licence to Cut Authorization Guidance Apply Now


Cost may be a specific value or range of values. The cost includes GST, where applicable.

Cost Type Cost Description Cost Link to Details
Stumpage - Interior For rate information, refer to the Interior Appraisal Manual (Table 6-1 or Table 6-6). Varies Interior Appraisal Manual
Stumpage - Coast For rate information, refer to the Coast Appraisal Manual (Table 7-1) for each species harvested. Varies Coast Appraisal Manual
Professional fee If you are not a qualified professional, include the cost of hiring a professional in your costs. Varies

Eligibility Requirements

Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements prior to applying.

Requirement Description
Small Scale Salvage Application - Professional Application An application for small scale salvage/stumpage removal, which must be completed by a Registered Forest Professional.

Information Requirements

Requirement Description Link to Details
Forestry Licence to Cut Requirements for application:
  1. Applicant name and contact information;
  2. Location and map;
  3. Species, volume and condition of timber to be harvested;
  4. Area to be harvested;
  5. Referral information (land status, stand attributes, access/layout, riparian management, seasonal constraints);
  6. Registered Forest Professional signature and seal; and
  7. Applicant signature.
Small Scale Salvage

Potential Additional Requirements

Requirement Description When is it Required?
Road Permit See Links section for Road Tenure Administration Manual to find more information about Road Permit and Cutting Permit applications. When accessing timber across Crown Land to an approved Forest tenure. Required for new construction or use of an existing road which is not under tenure.
Link Description
Cutting Permit and Road Tenure Administration Manual A web page providing an information manual with details on cutting permits and road permit applications. Section 3 of the manual is specific to road permits.
Road Use Permit Application Form An online application form required to obtain a Road Use Permit.
Special Use Permit A Web page providing details on land uses authorized within a Provincial Forest by a Special Use Permit.
Mark/Site Designation Application An online application form required for the designation of a scale site.

Other Things You Should Know

Archaeology Information
Archaeological sites are protected under the Heritage Conservation Act and must not be altered or damaged without a permit issued by the Archaeology Branch. Information regarding potential risks to protected archaeological sites may be obtained by submitting an online data request form to the Archaeology Branch or by contacting a professional archaeologist via the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists (www.bcapa.ca) or via local directories. Visit the Archaeology Branch website for more information.

BCeID - What Is It and Why Get It?
BCeID is an online service that allows you to create a user ID and password to sign in securely to many Government services in British Columbia. The benefits of having a BCeID account include:

  • Stop and start. Save and return later to complete your application without losing any information previously entered.
  • Real time status information. Check the status of your application in real time.
  • Access your applications for multiple people (Business BCeID only) to edit or submit your application or check its status. To enroll in this service, visit the BCeID web page: FrontCounter BC - BCeID

Legal Disclaimer
This guide provides the most current and accurate information available to the Government of British Columbia at the time of publishing; however, we make no warranty regarding the completeness, currency or accuracy of this information. This information is for guidance purposes only and does not replace legislated requirements. Each application is unique and circumstances may result in additional requirements beyond those included in this guide.

Last Updated: July 14, 2023