Board to audit forestry activities near Pemberton

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Pebble Creek Timber during the week of July 21, 2014.

The audit will examine timber harvesting, silviculture, protection, road construction, road maintenance and deactivation, and operational planning for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Pebble Creek has activities around the upper Lillooet River and Joffre Creek areas near Pemberton.

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

July 16, 2014