Audit of woodlots on Vancouver Island finds good practices

VICTORIA – An audit of forestry activities on eight woodlots on Southern Vancouver Island concludes the woodlot owners complied with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“These woodlots are managed by a variety of different types of licence holders, including a family, small forest companies, First Nations and Vancouver Island University,” said Al Gorley, board chair. “All of them demonstrated their commitment to sound forest management.”

The woodlots are located across the south island, with one near Ucluelet, three near Port Alberni, one near Nanaimo, two near Ladysmith and one near Sooke.

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.

Helen Davies
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899