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Board to audit community forests

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forest planning and practices on the 100 Mile House Community Forest and the Clinton Community Forest during the week of Sept. 16, 2019. Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out between Sept. 1, 2017, and Sept. 20, 2019, met […]

Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing in Mountain Caribou Habitat

This audit highlights the beneficial aspects of having an industry, with the potential to adversely impact a sensitive wildlife resource, follow agreed upon procedures to manage and minimize wildlife encounters, and to self-report on those encounters.

Board tests use of certification audit results

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will try a new approach this month when it audits some of Pope & Talbot’s forest operations in the West Kootenays, incorporating results from an earlier independent forest certification audit in an effort to save time and costs. The audit of Tree Farm Licence 23, operated out of Pope […]

Forest Practices Board Audits Western Products Ltd. Forestry Operations in TFL 25

Victoria – Today, the Forest Practices Board began an audit of Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 25, held by Western Forest Products Ltd. The areas covered by the audit within the TFL include the Sewell Inlet operation, located in the Queen Charlotte Islands south of Sandspit, and the Rodrick and Yeo operations, located west of Bella […]

Carrier Lumber gets clean audit for beetle timber harvest

VICTORIA – Carrier Lumber Ltd.’s forest practices complied with legislative requirements while harvesting beetle-infested stands near Prince George last year, according to an audit released by the Forest Practices Board today. The board audited Carrier’s non-replaceable forest licence A70174, which allows them to harvest 300,000 cubic metres of damaged timber within the Prince George Forest […]