Board to audit forestry operations in the Squamish Forest District

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forest practices of Terminal Forest Products Ltd. in Forest Licence (FL) A19215 in the Squamish Forest District, from June 7 to 10.

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

The licence lies within the Sea to Sky Corridor and includes activities from Furry Creek in the South to the Lillooet River Valley northwest of Pemberton.

The FL is in the process of being transferred from Terminal Forest Products to Black Mount Logging. Under an agreement with Terminal, Black Mount is currently logging in the Furry Creek area, while Terminal continues to hold all permits and the forest licence.

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

June 2, 2010