Audit: BCTS and TSL Holders – Burns Lake Field Unit of the Babine Business Area

Northern Engineered Wood Products – NRFL A85566

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Northern Engineered Wood Products – NRFL A85566

As part of its 2019 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Nadina Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected non-replaceable forest licence (NRFL) A85566, held by Northern Engineered Wood Products (NEWP) for audit. All of NEWP’s operations are in the Morice timber supply area portion of the District and are located south and northeast of Houston and north of Francois Lake.

NEWP practices complied in all significant respects with the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Wildfire Act and related regulations.

Nadina Natural Resource District Woodlot Licences W0116 & W0199, W0117 & W0128, W1534 and W2065

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Nadina Natural Resource District – Woodlot Licences W0116 & W0199, W0117 & W0128, W1534 and W2065

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2017 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Nadina Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected 11 woodlot licences near Burns Lake for audit: W0116, W0117, W0128, W0198, W0199, W1534, W1687, W1690, W1691, W2050 and W2065. This report explains what the Board audited and the findings for woodlots W0116 & W0199, W0117 & W0128, W1534 and W2065.

Burns Lake is surrounded by the Nechako Plateau’s low-rolling terrain and is forested with pine-dominated stands, where salvaging mountain pine beetle damaged timber has been a priority for several years. The government issued cut control exemptions or temporary cut uplifts to many of the woodlot licensees, providing them with the opportunity to salvage the damaged timber and regenerate young, thrifty stands.

The audit found that the licensees’ practices mostly complied with FRPA and the WA, but found significant non-compliance with annual reporting practices and silviculture obligations and also found fire hazard assessment practices require improvement.

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Nadina Natural Resource District Woodlot Licence W0198

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2017 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Nadina Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected 11 woodlot licences near Burns Lake for audit: W0116, W0117, W0128, W0198, W0199, W1534, W1687, W1690, W1691, W2050 and W2065. This report explains what the Board audited and the findings for woodlot W0198.

Burns Lake is surrounded by the Nechako Plateau’s low-rolling terrain and is forested with pine-dominated stands, where salvaging mountain pine beetle damaged timber has been a priority for several years. The government issued cut control exemptions or temporary cut uplifts to many of the woodlot licensees, providing them with the opportunity to salvage the damaged timber and regenerate young, thrifty stands.

The audit found that the licensee mostly complied with FRPA, but found a significant non-compliance with regeneration obligations. Also, the licensee did not comply with the Wildfire Act when it did not meet hazard assessment and abatement requirements.

Nadina Natural Resource District Woodlot Licence W0198

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Nadina Natural Resource District – Woodlot Licences W1687, W1690 and W1691

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2017 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Nadina Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected 11 woodlot licences near Burns Lake for audit: W0116, W0117, W0128, W0198, W0199, W1534, W1687, W1690, W1691, W2050 and W2065. This report explains what the Board audited and the findings for woodlots W1687, W1690 and W1691.

Burns Lake is surrounded by the Nechako Plateau’s low-rolling terrain and is forested with pine-dominated stands, where salvaging mountain pine beetle damaged timber has been a priority for several years. The government issued cut control exemptions or temporary cut uplifts to many of the woodlot licensees, providing them with the opportunity to salvage the damaged timber and regenerate young, thrifty stands.

The audit found that the licensees’ practices complied with FRPA and the WA, but also found that the licensees’ fire hazard assessment practices require improvement. While licensees are abating fire hazards as a standard practice, they cannot demonstrate that they have been diligent in assessing the hazard, which is a non-compliance with legislation.

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Nadina Natural Resource District – Woodlot Licence W2050

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2017 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Nadina Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected 11 woodlot licences near Burns Lake for audit: W0116, W0117, W0128, W0198, W0199, W1534, W1687, W1690, W1691, W2050 and W2065. This report explains what the Board audited and the findings for woodlot W2050.

Burns Lake is surrounded by the Nechako Plateau’s low-rolling terrain, forested with spruce and pine, where salvaging mountain pine beetle damaged timber has been a priority during the last several years. The government issued cut control exemptions or temporary cut uplifts to many of the woodlot licensees, providing them with the opportunity to salvage the damaged timber and regenerate young, thrifty stands.

The audit found that the licensee’s planning and practices complied with FRPA and the WA.

Nadina Natural Resource District – Woodlot Licences W1687, W1690 and W1691