Canfor’s forestry operation near Chetwynd passes audit

VICTORIA – A Forest Practices Board audit of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. on Tree Farm Licence 48 in the Peace District found that forest practices complied with provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“We are pleased to see that Canfor is following the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act” said board chair Al Gorley. “Their activities were also consistent with the Dawson Creek Land and Resource Management Plan.”

TFL 48 is located near the communities of Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope and Tumbler Ridge. The audit examined all harvesting, roads, silviculture, protection activities and associated planning done between August 2011 and August 2012.

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 and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make 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