Timber Harvesting

Harvesting (cutting) timber for a variety of purposes and volumes.

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  • Start Application – links you directly to the activity’s application form or, for activities with more than one mandatory authorization, to a list of application forms.

Christmas Trees

Location-specific information for cutting a Christmas tree for personal use. NOTE: Cutting of a Christmas tree on Crown land is not available in some areas of the province.

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Commercial Timber <50m3

An application to cut or manufacture up to 50m3 of trees or timber, including activities such as commercial Christmas tree harvesting and post and rail sales (formerly known as a cash sale).

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Firewood

An application for the cutting of timber of up to 50m3 for non-commercial firewood. Note: Permits for personal firewood are not available in some areas of the province.

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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.

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Timber - Free Use

An application for the removal or cutting of up to 50 m3 of timber, including Crown timber for developing land for agriculture, scientific investigation, wood for a school and using timber to develop a mining claim.

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Timber - Traditional Use

Timber for a traditional and cultural activity that has historically been carried out in British Columbia by groups such as a First Nation to which the client belongs.

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Timber from Crown Land Tenure

An application to cut, remove, or cut and remove timber on an associated Crown land tenure.

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