Board to audit Husby Forest Products in Haida Gwaii

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Husby Forest Products Ltd. on forest licence A16869 in the Haida Gwaii Resource District, during the week of August 22, 2016.

Auditors will assess whether forest planning and practices carried out between August 2014 and August 2016, met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, as well as the Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order.

The land use objectives order was a result of the 2007 Strategic Land Use Agreement between the BC and Federal governments and the Haida First Nation, to protect areas of critical significance and to establish forest management objectives for cultural, aquatic, biodiversity and wildlife values on Haida Gwaii.

Forestry operations on forest licence A16869 are located on the northern portion of Graham Island, north of Masset Inlet in the Collison Point and Eden Lake areas.

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:

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

August 15, 2016