Cutting Permits

One cutting permit over a woodlot licence is available for licensees who meet the following three criteria:

  1. There is an approved Woodlot License Plan in place
  2. The cutting permit being applied for is on tabular rates (only applicable to Schedule B land and there are no outstanding extended Road Amortization Agreements in place).
  3. The District Manager is satisfied that adequate First Nations consultation for the area has occurred.

For more information and how to apply for one cutting permit over the entire woodlot licence area, refer to:

Inventory (WL) Standards

(June 2018)The Woodlot Licence Timber Resources Inventory Handbook provides the holders of woodlot licences, their service providers, and FLNRORD staff with guidelines and information for the preparation and presentation of timber resource inventories for woodlot licences in British Columbia.  An inventory of timber resources is required by the Forest Act as part of a Woodlot management plan, and will be submitted with a completed management plan.

Woodlot Licence Inventory Handbook

WL Inventory Letter 2018.06.13

Private Land Deletion

On November 1, 2011, Section 47.1 of the Forest Act was amended by Bill 6 to allow for the removal of private land from a woodlot licence at the discretion of the minister.

The Ministry of FLNRORD has developed guidelines for the deletion of private land from woodlot licences:

Private Land Removal Policy 8.8 Memo – May 1, 2018
2018.04.11 Private Land Removal Guidelines
2018.04.12 Private Land Removal Policy_approved

Professional Reliance

The professional reliance matrix and guidance memo can be found at the following link under Interim Guidance: Roles and Responsibilities of Woodlot Licensees, Government Staff and Forest Professionals (Version 1.0).

Refer to:

Refer to Bulletin Board: (June 2015): Retaining Professionals – Guidance for Woodlot Licensees & Checklist


A new road reporting model for roads built or used for an industrial purpose under a 1 CP was implemented by the Chief Forester. Refer to the memo and new reporting form below.

Chief Forester Memo – Road Reporting for 1 CP on WL Licence – July 5 2019

WL Road Reporting Information Submission Form _Final 2019

Tab Rates, Stumpage & Cut Control

Coast Appraisal Manual
Tab rates (coast) – See Ch. 7, Section 7.2 of the Coastal Appraisal Manual

Understanding Coast Tabular Stumpage Rates

Interior Appraisal Manual
Tab rates (interior) – See Ch. 6, Section 6.1.2 of the Interior Appraisal Manual

Interior Stumpage Rate Request Form – March 20, 2018

Grade Four Cut Control Update (Interior) – Oct 23, 2017

To learn how to verify your cut control using the Ministry of FLNRORD’s Harvest Billing System, watch this video.