The Complaints Investigation section of the Forest Practices Board welcomes enquiries, comments and forestry information from individuals, groups, organisations and businesses. Your information and views help us to find out how well forest companies, ranchers and government resource agencies and processes are protecting the environment while carrying out forestry and grazing. In return, we have information and other resources which may help you find solutions to your concerns about forest or range practices.
The Role of the Forest Practices Board
The Board can consider complaints related to issues such as planning, including forest stewardship plans, site plans and woodlot licence plans; forest practices; range plans and practices; protection of resources, including recreation; and industry compliance and government enforcement of the legislation. It cannot deal with complaints related to private property (except in tree farm licences and woodlots), awarding of licences or other forest-related legislation.
The Board investigates, reports and makes recommendations only and has no power to direct companies, individuals or government agencies to carry out any actions. Therefore, it's important that you take your concern to the responsible organization before bringing it to the Board. We may be able to help you identify the relevant agency or company, as Board staff have a comprehensive knowledge of those involved in forestry and range use and management.
For additional information on the Board's role see our Complaints Brochure
For details on how the complaint investigation process works see our Complaint Investigation Reference Manual
To contact the complaints section:
Phone: 1-800-994-5899 or (250) 213-4700
To Contact: Ministry of Forests and Range or Ministry of Environment 1-800-663-7867