The Private Managed Forest Land Act (Act) and regulations place many requirements on the owners of private managed forest land. The Act also establishes several mechanisms that may be used to ensure compliance with the requirements, including consent agreements, stop work orders, and contravention determinations.
The MF Council and an owner have the opportunity to enter into a Consent Agreement when Council and the owner agree that the owner may have contravened or is contravening a provision of the legislation. These agreements may provide for remedial measures to be carried out and potentially for a penalty of up to $5 000 to be imposed.
Council has entered into 11 Consent Agreements to date: 9 for failing to provide a Notice of Sale within 30 days; and 2 for failing to restock harvested land within the required timeline.