Logging in Fisher Habitat near Prince George, BC

Management of Biodiversity in the Prince George Timber Supply Area

Closing Letter – Harvesting in Caribou Migration Corridor in the Anzac Drainage

Closing Letter – Harvesting in Caribou Migration Corridor in the Anzac Drainage

On November 28, 2019, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint from a Prince George resident that Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) is harvesting within a caribou corridor in the Anzac drainage.

The Board determined that Canfor’s development in the Anzac caribou corridors is consistent with the general wildlife measures.

Audit of Forest Planning & Practices: Carrier Lumber Ltd. – FL A18158

In June 2014, the Forest Practices Board (Board) conducted a full scope audit of forest planning and practices on Carrier Lumber Ltd. (Carrier) Forest Licence (FL) A18158, in the Prince George District. Carrier’s activities were located in 10 different operating areas—six in the Prince George District and four in the Fort St. James District.

The Board conducted a full scope compliance audit, in which all harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection activities and associated planning, carried out between June 1, 2012, and June 19, 2014, were included. These activities were assessed for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), the Wildfire Act (WA) and related regulations

The audit found that the planning and field activities undertaken by Carrier on FL A18158 complied with the requirements of FRPA, WA and related regulations.

Carrier Lumber Ltd. – FL A18158 in the PG & Fort St. James Districts

Audit: BCTS and TSL Holders – Prince George Business Area

Forestry Audit: BCTS and Timber Sale Licence Holders – Prince George Business Area, Prince George District

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2013 compliance audit program, the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber sale licence (TSL) holders in the Prince George District portion of the Prince George Business Area were randomly selected for audit.

The audit area falls within the Prince George and Robson Valley Timber Supply Areas (TSA) and includes the communities of Prince George, McBride and Valemount. The TSAs contain flat and rolling terrain in central areas and steeper slopes to the east along the Rocky Mountains. Together they include the Fraser, Nechako, McGregor and Parsnip River systems, as well as numerous lakes.

The audit found, with two exceptions, that the planning and field activities undertaken by the TSL holders complied in all significant respects with the requirements of FRPA, WA and related regulations, as of July 2013. The one exception involved construction of a bridge and the other fire protection.

McBride Community Forest Corp – Community Forest Agreement K1H in the Prince George District

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: McBride Community Forest Corporation – Community Forest Agreement K1H

As part of its 2012 compliance audit program, the Forest Practices Board selected community forest agreement K1H, held by the McBride Community Forest Corporation for audit. A community forest pilot agreement was first issued to MCFC in August 2002, and MCFC was awarded the 25-year long term CFA K1H in 2007.

The McBride community forest surrounds the Village of McBride, which lies in the Robson Valley, about 210 kilometres southeast of Prince George.