What is a woodlot?
- A woodlot is an area of land that an individual
or group, referred to as the licensee, manages as a small
business over a long period of time.
What is a woodlot license?
license is the legal agreement between the BC Forest Service and the
licensee which conveys the right to harvest Crown timber and manage
the woodlot according to the Forest Practices Code. In most cases, the
license area includes both Crown and private forest land - usually
adjacent or near to the Crown land Portion owned by the licensee.
- Who can manage a woodlot?
- The Woodlot License Program is open to all Canadian residents over
the age of 19, aboriginal bands, and corporations controlled by
Canadians. All available woodlot licenses area advertised and
interested parties are asked to complete a detailed application.
Licenses are awarded through a competitive process.
- Why manage a woodlot? (We asked our members)
"I have a vision for this particular piece of
land. Managing my woodlot gives me the ability to use my knowledge and
expertise to work towards that vision." - Jim Brown-John
"My woodlot provides economic stability for my family's
livelihood now, and will continue to do so in future years." -
"I have my own silviculture business. Managing my woodlot is a way
to supplement this seasonal income and it also
gives me the opportunity to effectively put my silviculture expertise to
work." - Rob Hood