Adams Lake Passes Audit

VICTORIA – An audit of Forest Licence A89984, held by Adams Lake, which is managed by the Adams Lake Indian Band, has found compliance with most requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.

“The Board is pleased to see that Adams Lake is participating in the forestry sector and creating benefits for their community” said Kevin Kriese, Board Chair.

The audit found one area for improvement, related to piling and burning logging debris too close to standing timber. On one site, a slash burn damaged some live trees. On two other sites, debris piles had not yet been burned, but were also too close to live timber. All other practices met the legal requirements.

The audit looked at a forest stewardship plan and site plans, timber harvesting, wildfire protection, and the construction and maintenance of roads between June 2016 and June 2018.

Government issued the forest licence to Adams Lake to implement or further an agreement respecting treaty-related measures, interim measures or economic measures. Adams Lake is permitted to harvest 27,840 cubic metres of timber each year under the terms of the forest licence. The operating area is approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Kamloops on the west side of Adams Lake, near Barriere.

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 also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

Contact:

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