Audit announcement of FLNRO’s small-scale salvage program and salvage licence holders in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District.

Audit announcement of five woodlots in the Peace Resource District.

Audit announcement of five range tenures for grazing cattle in the Rocky Mountain Resource District.

Audit announcement of McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Limited Partnership – Community Forest Agreement K2M.

Audit announcement of Skeena Sawmills Ltd. on tree farm licence 41 and forest licences A16882 and A16885

Audit announcement of  Western Forest Products Inc. on tree farm licence 39, in the Campbell River Natural Resource District.

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.

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.

Audit announcement of  A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. activities on forest licence A19229.

Audit announcement of  forest licence A89984, held by Adams Lake, in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District.