Audit announcement of Saik’uz First Nation on non-replaceable forest licence A91154 in the Stuart Nechako Natural Resource.

Audit announcement of NRFL A75807, held by Leq’ A: Mel Forestry Limited Partnership; NRFL A79504, held by Ts’elxweyeqw Forestry Limited Partnership; and NRFL A90380, held by Skwah in the Chilliwack Natural Resource District.

For its first compliance audit of 2019, the Board selected Pacheedaht Andersen Timber Holdings Limited Partnership’s (PATH) tree farm licence (TFL) 61 for audit. PATH is a partnership between Pacheedaht First Nation and Andersen Timber.

TFL 61 is located on southwestern Vancouver Island between Port Renfrew and Jordan River. This was a full scope compliance audit and all activities carried out between May 1, 2017, and May 13, 2019, were eligible for audit.

Audit announcement of Northern Engineered Wood Products – non-renewable forest licence A85566 in the Nadina Natural Resource District.

Audit announcement of Tolko Industries Ltd. in the Cascades Natural Resource District.

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2018 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Peace Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected five woodlot licenses near Fort St John for audit: W0604, W1780, W1781, W1950 and W2101. This report covers W2101.

W2101 is located approximately 120 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John and about 55 kilometres north of Hudson’s Hope.

The audit found that the licensees’ practices mostly complied with FRPA and the WA, but found a significant non-compliance for harvesting within a riparian reserve area.

Audit announcement of the BCTS and timbe sale licence holders in the Quesnel Natural Resource District portion of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area.

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2018 compliance audit program, the Board randomly selected the Peace Natural Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the Board selected five woodlot licenses near Fort St John for audit: W0604, W1780, W1781, W1950 and W2101. This report covers W0604, W1780, W1781 and W1950.

Two of the woodlots (W1780 and W1781) were affected by the Beaton Airport Road fire in 2016 and have had significant salvage harvesting.

The audit found that the licensees’ practices complied with the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

Audit announcement of the BCTS and timbe sale licence holders in the Clearwater Field Unit portion of teh BCTS Kamloops Business Area.

In September 2018, the Forest Practices Board audited the Small Scale Salvage program in the Cariboo Chilcotin Natural Resource District. Small scale salvage is the harvest of individual trees or small patches of dead or damaged timber.

During the one-year audit period, almost all small scale salvage activity in the district was aimed at addressing a Douglas-fir bark beetle infestation. A small amount of salvage harvesting involved fire-damaged timber.