The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act and related regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The regulations:
- Create eight new special forest management areas totalling 263,612 hectares
- Replace and reconfigure timber supply areas to align with the Great Bear Rainforest’s geographic boundaries
- Set the allowable annual cut for the entire Great Bear Rainforest to 2.5 million cubic metres per year for the next 10 years
- Provide the new allowable annual cut for each of the forest licences affected by the legislation.