Many licensee interactions with the Ministry are now carried out through electronic transmission of information, through systems known collectively as Electronic Forest Management (e-FM). e-FM includes such applications as FTA, RESULTS and Waste reporting.

Access to these systems requires a BCeID username and password. Every woodlot licensee should obtain a BCeID, if for no other reason than to view and check the RESULTS reporting for their woodlot.

Apply for a BCeID online at:


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.

One CP Administration Manual

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

CP Postponement Policy

CP Extensions & Surrender Policy

CP Amendment Policy

Woodlot Licence CP Reminders List

The CP Reminders list provides guidance, tips and hints to help licensees meet their pre and post-harvest obligations. It has been prepared by the FBCWA for woodlot licensees and may not list every commitment or obligation on every licence. Licensees are encouraged to amend it to meet their own circumstances.

Three versions are provided:

CP Reminders List (Word version)

CP Reminders List (PDF version)

CP Reminders List (Excel version)

Inventory (WL) Standards

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: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/dck/Tenures/Tenures_Index.htm#Woodlot_Licence

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



Resource Roads

Resource Road Engineering Manual

Cutting Permit & Road Tenure Administration Manual

Road Permit
Refer to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/forest-tenures/timber-harvesting-rights/road-permit-forestry

Road Use Permit Application

Road Reporting & 1 CP

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

Special Trees

The Special Tree Protection Regulation came into effect on September 11, 2020.  It requires WL licence holders to identify, protect and report special trees and to protect the surrounding supporting trees.  The regulation describes special trees; i.e. species, location and diameter at breast height), includes provisions for protection, exemptions, exceptions and reporting.

Information & Guidance: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/forest-tenures/forest-tenure-administration.

Special Tree Protection Regulation: https://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/oic_cur/0501_2020.

Form to report a special tree or request an exemption: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/timber-tenures/special_tree_exemption.pdf.

A contravention of section 3 (2) of the Special Tree Protection Regulation; i.e. failure to ensure specified trees are not cut, damaged or destroyed and supporting trees are not felled, topped or destroyed Is subject to a fine of up to $100 000.


Woodlot Licence Plan

A Woodlot Licence Plan template and checklist are available (Revised template April, 2018).

Woodlot Licence Plan Memo (April 20, 2018)

Woodlot Licence Plan Template (April 5, 2018)

Woodlot Licence Plan Training

For more information on completing a WLP template refer to FLNORD website under heading Woodlot Guidance>Woodlot Licence Operational Plans

Woodlot Licence Plan Extensions

To extend a Woodlot Licence Plan, refer to FRPA Interpretive Bulletin (January 4, 2016): https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/natural-resource-stewardship/nr-laws-policy/integrated-resource-bulletins/frpa-admin-no-16-interp-guidance-respecting-the-extension-of-woodlot-licence-plans-jan-4-2016.pdf