Board to Audit C&C Wood Products Ltd.
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit the forest planning and practices of C&C Wood Products Ltd., in the Quesnel Forest District.
The audit will examine C&C Wood Products’ operations on non-replaceable forest licence A55477, located within the Quesnel timber supply area. For this licence, C&C Wood Products operates predominantly in the Narcosli East and West supply blocks, which are located west of the Fraser River.
The audit will examine forest practices carried out between Sept. 1, 2004, and Sept. 23, 2005, to assess compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA).
The Forest Practices Board carries out periodic independent audits to see if government and forest companies are complying with the province’s forest practices legislation. C&C Wood Products Ltd. was selected randomly, and not on the basis of location or level of performance.
The four-member audit team will be in the area for four to six days, beginning Sept. 19, 2005. Once the fieldwork is done, the audit 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 an independent public watchdog that reports to the public about compliance with FRPA and the achievement of its intent. The board’s main roles are:
- Auditing forest practices of government and licence holders on public lands.
- Auditing government enforcement of FRPA.Investigating public complaints.
- Undertaking special investigations of forestry issues.
- Participating in administrative appeals.
- Providing reports on board activities, findings and recommendations.
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 356-1586 / 1 800 994-5899
September 1, 2005