Board to audit forestry operations in the Selkirk Forest District

VICTORIA – The board will audit the forest practices of J.H. Huscroft Ltd., on Forest Licence A20213, starting July 25, 2011.

The audit will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire preparedness and hazard abatement for compliance with forest practices legislation.

This is the first time the board has audited J.H. Huscroft Ltd.’s operations. Most of the activities and obligations to be audited are within the south portion of the Selkirk Forest District, near the town of Creston.

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:

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

July 18, 2011