Board to audit forestry operations in the Prince George Forest District

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forest practices of Canadian Forest Products Limited, Tree Farm Licence 30 (TFL 30) from September 27 to October 1.

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

TFL 30 is located in the Prince George Forest District and has an annual cut of 330,000 cubic metres per year. Important resources and management issues in the area include addressing mountain pine beetle, fisheries, mountain caribou habitat and recreation.

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 lands.
  • Audits appropriateness of government enforcement.
  • Investigates public complaints.
  • Undertakes special investigations of current forestry issues.
  • Participates in administrative appeals.
  • Makes recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

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

September 23, 2010