Board to audit Teal Cedar Products in the Chilliwack area

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Teal Cedar Products Ltd. in the Chilliwack resource district, during the week of July 6, 2015.

The audit will include all operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture, and wildfire protection practices carried out over the last year for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

Auditors will be examining activities near Pitt Lake, Norrish Creek, the west side of Harrison Lake, Sowaqua Creek (north of Hope) and Mowhokam Creek (north of Boston Bar). Teal Cedar’s operating area includes 29 community watersheds, where its activities must not affect the quantity or timing of water flow, or affect water quality in a manner that impacts human health.

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:

Darlene Oman
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899

June 29, 2015