Board to audit forestry activities near Squamish River

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of SN Forestry Operations Ltd. on forestry licence to cut A82551, during the week of May 30, 2016.

The auditors will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture and wildfire protection practices for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

The operating area for this forest licence is in the Sea to Sky Resource District near the Squamish and Elaho Rivers. In 2015, part of the operating area was affected by a large wildfire in the Elaho Valley.

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 will then 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: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899

May 20, 2016