Factsheet: NF & L Forestry Act

NF & L Forestry Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
NF & L Forestry Act
Description: 
This act revises the law respecting the management, harvesting and protection of the forests of the Province. The forest service supervises, controls and directs all matters relating to among others: carrying out programs of afforestation, reforestation, forest improvement and tree improvement; cutting, classifying, measuring, manufacturing, marking and inspection of trees and timber; preparing timber management plans for areas of productive forest land; and developing and maintaining an up-to-date inventory of the timber resources of the province. A provincial wood supply analysis is conducted every five years. This regulation concerns: timber resource analysis - annual allowable cut - exchange of cutting rights - rights to cut Crown timber - Crown timber licence - assignment of a Crown timber licence or a timber sale agreement - Cutting permit - royalties on all timber and classes of timber cut - a lien on all timber cut - seizure of timber - timber harvesting standards - export of timber - taxation - licensing of mills - measures to protect forest.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate protection and management of forests ; regulate timber and timber products.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1991
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014