What to expect during a Board compliance audit – BCTS


The Forest Practices Board (Board) is British Columbia’s independent forest and range watchdog. On behalf of the public, it monitors and reports on forest and range practices on public land. One of the main ways it does this is through field-based compliance audits of forest and range licensees.

The purpose of this guide is to help BC Timber Sales (BCTS) staff and Timber Sale Licence (TSL) holders prepare for a Board audit and consider how to conduct their practices to avoid issues similar to those found in past audits. This guide also answers some frequently asked questions and provides potential auditees with background information on the audit process.