FSW Procedures Information

Fisheries sensitive watersheds (FSW) in British Columbia are an important social, economic, and ecological feature of the Province’s landscape. To help conserve fisheries values within these watersheds, and consistent with the provisions provided under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) and the Government Actions Regulation (GAR), the Ministry of Environment (MOE) is developing a procedure to evaluate and designate FSWs.

The document linked here is intended to facilitate the sharing of FSW technical and procedural information with affected parties, various levels of government, agencies, and key stakeholders who may have an interest in FSWs. The overview document will be replaced by a finalized version once it is available.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the FSW program coordinator Lars Reese-Hansen at 250-387-1306 or by e-mailing lars.reesehansen@gov.bc.ca.

Fisheries Sensitive Watershed: Default-objectives and Designation Procedure (PDF 846KB)