A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. receive good audit

VICTORIA – An audit of A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. on forest licence A19229 has found both companies met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a Forest Practices Board report.

“The board is pleased to see that A&A is fully meeting all of its legal obligations in an operating area that is largely rugged and remote, creating challenging conditions for forest practices,” said Kevin Kriese, board chair. “The area is subject to several land-use and legal orders, which establish old-growth management areas and objectives for recreation sites and trails, as well as visual quality. It also contains habitat for the marbled murrelet, northern goshawk and coastal tailed frog, all of which must be addressed in forest operations.”

The forest licence is located on the Sunshine Coast. The activities audited are spread across several areas near Sechelt and Powell River, including Salmon Inlet, the Sechelt Peninsula, Ramsey Arm, West Redonda Island and Bute Inlet. With the exception of the Sechelt Peninsula, the audit area is remote and can be accessed only by water or air.

A&A harvested 37 cutblocks and replanted 43 cutblocks during the two-year audit period, July 2016 to July 2018. A&A constructed 52 kilometres of road and eight bridges, and maintained 376 kilometres of road and 59 bridges. Terminal also had silviculture obligations due on 22 cutblocks during the audit period.

The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board audits forest and range practices on public lands and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

Contact:

Darlene Oman
Communications
Forest Practices Board
250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899