Board to audit Carrier Lumber Ltd. operations near Prince George

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Carrier Lumber Ltd.’s operations on Forest Licence A18158, located just east of Prince George and north of Fort St. James, during the week of June 16, 2014.

The audit will examine timber harvesting, road construction, maintenance, silviculture, fire prevention and associated planning activities carried out by Carrier Lumber for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act. Auditors will be on the ground collecting evidence from June 16 to 20, a total of five days.

The audit will focus on mountain pine beetle-impacted forests.

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

June 9, 2014