Board to audit BCTS activities near Houston and Granisle

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales program in the Morice Timber Supply Area during the week of July 21, 2014.

The audit will examine harvesting, silviculture, protection, road construction, maintenance and deactivation and operational planning carried out by BC Timber Sales and timber sale licence holders.

The audit will examine forestry activities in the area extending from Whitesail Lake in the south to Morrison Lake in the north, including forestry activities on or near Atna River, Morice Lake and Neneikekh/Nanika-Kidprice Parks. The area is known for its recreational use and caribou population and it has some range tenures.

Once the audit work is complete, 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 will then 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:

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

July 14, 2014