Audit of Canada Resurgence finds issues
VICTORIA – An audit of forest licence A16884, held by Canada Resurgence Developments Ltd. (CRD), found most forestry activities complied with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, but found two activities did not meet legal requirements, according to a report released today.
“Our auditors found that CRD did not ensure that two log stringer bridges were safe for industrial users, which does not comply with the legal requirements,” said board chair, Tim Ryan.
“CRD’s silviculture records for some of the free-growing cutblocks were missing, and the auditors were unable to confirm that free-growing obligations were met for those cutblocks,” said Ryan. “This also does not comply with the legal requirements.”
The operating area for FL A16884 lies within the Nass Timber Supply Area (TSA), near Meziadin Lake and Bowser Lake along Hwy 37. CRD harvested approximately 142 930 cubic metres of timber during the two-year 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 also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.
Darlene Oman, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899
March 17, 2017