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Forest Fuels a Burning Issue for Interior BC, Report Finds

VICTORIA – Forest fuel reduction needs to become a priority consideration in forest management policy and practices, especially in the Southern Interior of the province, according to a special report released today. The Forest Practices Board commissioned a report on forest fuel management last summer and gathered comment on the report from forest management professionals, […]

Board to audit fire prevention practices on BC Hydro transmission line

VICTORIA – The board will audit BC Hydro’s fire prevention practices on four licences to cut associated with the Columbia Valley Transmission Project, starting Tuesday, June 18. The audit will examine fire hazard assessment and abatement practices along the transmission line expansion for compliance with the Wildfire Act and relevant regulations. Under the act, a […]

Adequacy of Brushing in the BCTS Chinook Business Area

The Board received a complaint that BC Timber Sales (BCTS) in the Chilliwack area was not doing enough to remove competing vegetation on their recently planted cutblocks. The complainant was concerned that it could result in plantations growing poorly due to competition with brushy vegetation and that BCTS might not meet its legal obligations for […]

West Fraser Mills’ forestry operation near 100 Mile House passes audit

An audit of a West Fraser Mills Limited’s forest licence A18694 in the Kamloops Timber Supply Area that is administered from its 100 Mile House office found the company met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.