Board to audit five range tenures in Kamloops area

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit the planning and practices on five range tenures for grazing cattle in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District, during the week of Sept. 12, 2016.

Auditors will examine range activities for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act. The grazing areas that will be audited range in size from 2,773 to 24,100 hectares and are located near the communities of Barriere, Cache Creek, Chase and Kamloops.

Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations then will be released to the public and government.

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 land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Kairry Nguyen
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4707 / 1 800 994-5899

September 6, 2016