Board to audit forestry activities northeast of Princeton

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forest activities of Ka-Bar Resources Ltd., along the Princeton-Summerland Road near Osprey Lake, on Sept. 16.

Auditors will examine planning, timber harvesting, road construction and maintenance, silviculture and fire prevention practices, carried out by Ka-Bar Resources Ltd. under six forest licences to cut, for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

The harvesting work has mostly been to salvage beetle-killed pine, but was also aimed at protecting the community from wildfire by reducing forest fuel hazards created by the dead trees.

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, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899

September 11, 2013