Board to audit forestry operations in Clayoquot Sound area

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forest practices of Ma-Mook Natural Resources Ltd., on Tree Farm Licence 54 (TFL 54), starting July 19, 2011.

The audit will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads and bridges, silviculture and fire protection activities for compliance with forest practices legislation.

TFL 54 is located in the South Island Forest District, near the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet. Most of the activities and obligations to be audited are within the Clayoquot Sound.

Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared. 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:

Helen Davies, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899

July 12, 2011