Board to audit two forest licences near 100 Mile House

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Norbord on non‑replaceable forest licences A81492 and A84592 in the 100 Mile House Resource District, during the week of Oct. 17, 2016.

Auditors will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture and wildfire protection practices for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

The audit includes all forestry activities carried out from Oct. 1, 2014, to Oct. 21, 2016, by Norbord, in the 100 Mile House timber supply area (TSA). Norbord’s operations are located throughout the TSA, which includes the communities of 100 Mile House and Clinton. It is bounded on the west by the Fraser River and on the east by the Cariboo Mountains and Wells Gray Provincial Park.

This audit is part of the Board’s annual audit program and is not based on past performance of the auditee. 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

October 12, 2016