Board to audit community forests
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forest planning and practices on the 100 Mile House Community Forest and the Clinton Community Forest during the week of Sept. 16, 2019.
Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out between Sept. 1, 2017, and Sept. 20, 2019, met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
Community Forest Agreement K2W is held by 100 Mile Development Corporation and is located to the east of 100 Mile House. The community forest is approximately 18,500 hectares in size. Community Forest Agreement K4F is held by Clinton and District Community Forest of BC Limited and is located in the area surrounding the town of Clinton and Marble Range Provincial Park. The community forest is approximately 62,400 hectares in size.
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 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.
Forest Practices Board
250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899
September 9, 2019