Board to audit BCTS operations in the Grand Forks area

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program in the Boundary Timber Supply Area, during the week of May 25, 2015.

The auditors will examine harvesting, silviculture, wildfire protection, road and bridge construction, maintenance and deactivation and operational planning carried out by BCTS and timber sale licence holders.

The audit area is over 659, 000 hectares and includes the communities of Rock Creek, Greenwood, Midway, Grand Forks and Christina Lake, the Kettle and Granby Rivers, and Granby and Gladstone provincial parks.

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: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899

May 15, 2015