Audit of Ka-Bar Resources near Princeton finds good practices
VICTORIA – An audit of Ka-Bar Resources Ltd.’s forestry activities, 45 kilometres northeast of Princeton, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.
“This was a small operator that harvested 10 cutblocks to salvage beetle-killed trees and reduce forest fuels to protect the community of Bankeir from wildfire,” said Al Gorley, board chair. “The cutblocks are near private land, residences, recreation sites and the Kettle Valley Railway Trail, which created challenges for the licensee. We are pleased to report that Ka-Bar did a good job meeting legislated requirements and reducing the wildfire risk to the community.”
Government introduced the forestry licence to cut for community wildfire protection in 2006 to facilitate efforts to protect urban interface areas from the threat of wildfires. This is the first time the board has audited this type of licence.
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.
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899
November 27, 2013