Board to audit Nazko Logging in Quesnel area

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Ndzakhot’en Forest Management (Nazko Logging) in the Quesnel District during the week of Aug. 19.

The audit will examine timber harvesting, road construction, maintenance, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning activities carried out by Nazko for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Nazko’s operations are within the Quesnel timber supply area (TSA) near the village of Nazko, about 100 kilometres west of Quesnel. The TSA also includes the communities of Wells and Barkerville in the east and is home to several First Nations communities.

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 then will 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

August 13, 2013