Announcing the audit of Canfor forest licence A15384.

Announcing the audit of Gitxsan Forest Licence Inc. on forest licence A16831 in the Skeena Stikine Natural Resource District.

Announcing the audit of four range tenures for grazing cattle in the Quesnel Natural Resource District.

Announcing the audit of TAAN Forest Limited Partnership on tree farm licence (TFL) 60 and TAAN Forest Ltd. on forest licence to cut A87661.

Announcing the audit of Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd. on forest licence A20194 near Castlegar.

Announcing the audit of Cheakamus Community Forest Limited Partnership’s Community Forest Agreement K3V.

Announcing the audit of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber-sale licence holders in the Coast Mountains Natural Resource District portion of the Skeena Business Area.

Announcing the audit of BCTS program and timber-sale licence holders in the Selkirk and Okanagan Shuswap natural resource district portions of the Okanagan-Columbia business area.

As part of its 2020 compliance audit program, the Board chose three areas across the province to audit forest service roads (FSRs) where the district manager (DM) has statutory obligations. The Board randomly selected the Dawson Creek Timber Supply Area portion of the Peace Natural Resource District, the Campbell River Natural Resource District and the Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District for audit.

This is the Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District audit report. The audit was limited in scope focused on FSR’s (including major structures) construction, maintenance and deactivation practices between September 1, 2018, and September 25, 2020.

The audit found the activities of the District Manager complied with the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

In August 2020, the Board audited BC Timber Sales’ (BCTS) forestry operations in the Burns Lake Field Unit portion of BCTS’s Babine Business Area, located in the Nadina Forest District near Burns Lake. The audit was a full scope compliance audit that included BCTS and timber sale licence (TSL) holder activities that took place over a two-year period starting in August 2018. During the audit period BCTS harvested about 333,000 cubic metres.

The audit found that BCTS and TSL holders generally complied with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, however, the audit identified a significant non-compliance for bridge maintenance practices in the Maxan Lake area and found that fire hazard assessment practices for several TSL holders require improvement.