Audit: BCTS and TSL Holders – Clearwater Field Unit Portion – Kamloops Area

Closing Letter: Yates Creek Flooding

Closing Letter: Yates Creek Flooding

In May 2018, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint that asserted recent harvesting in a watershed had increased peak flows and in combination with inadequate road maintenance by Interfor and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) caused damage to Yates Creek, Yates Creek Road and his private property. The complaint was resolved.

Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Adams Lake – Forest Licence A89984

In late June 2018, the Forest Practices Board audited the forest activities of Adams Lake under forest licence A89984, in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District. This was a full scope compliance audit and all activities carried out since June 1, 2016, were eligible for audit.

Adams Lake complied with most of the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, however the audit noted that Adams Lake could improve its slash piling and burning practices.

Adams Lake – Forest Licence A89984

Impacts of Harvesting and Road Construction on Water Quality in McClure Creek

Impacts of Harvesting and Road Construction on Water Quality in McClure Creek

The Board received a complaint from two water users on McClure Creek, north of Kamloops, about increased sediment loading in the McClure Creek drainage following harvesting and road construction by International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor). The complainants were concerned that the activities have resulted in a buildup of sediment at their domestic water system’s dam and water intake.

The Board examined the licensee’s forest operations on the ground, and their planning activities at the cutblock and watershed level.

Audit of Range Planning and Practices: Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District – Range Agreements for Grazing RAN077749

In September 2016, the Forest Practices Board audited range planning and practices on five agreements for grazing in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District. This is the audit report for one of those agreements, RAN077749. This tenure is located north of Cache Creek. Results for the other four range agreements are reported separately. The audit involved assessing compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act, including the required content of range use plans and whether agreement holders met practice requirements such as protection of riparian areas, upland areas, licensed waterworks and maintenance of range developments.

The audit identified an area requiring improvement related to the grazing schedule.

Range Audit: Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District – Range Agreements for Grazing RAN077749

Audit of Range Planning and Practices: Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District – Range Agreements for Grazing RAN077495 and RAN077496

In September 2016, the Forest Practices Board audited range planning and practices on five agreements for grazing in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District. This is the audit report for two of those agreements, RAN077495 and RAN077496. These two overlapping tenures are located north of Chase. Results for the other three range agreements are reported separately. The audit involved assessing compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act, including the required content of range use plans and whether agreement holders met practice requirements, such as protection of riparian areas, upland areas, licensed waterworks and maintenance of range developments.

The audit identified a significant finding regarding water quality and an area requiring improvement related to riparian areas.