Lakeside Pacific Forest Products gets good audit
VICTORIA – An audit of Lakeside Pacific Forest Products Limited on Forest Licence A19207 has found Lakeside met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a Forest Practices Board report released today, Dec. 19, 2017.
Lakeside’s operations are on the east and west sides of Harrison Lake, near Chilliwack.
“Lakeside operates in an area with significant recreation values and high public use. With that comes high public expectations and they must conduct their operations with care,” said board chair Tim Ryan. “The board is pleased to see that Lakeside is meeting all of its legal obligations for planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation and fire protection.”
Lakeside harvested 45 cutblocks and replanted 50 cutblocks during the two-year audit period of October 2015 to October 2017. It also built 148 kilometres of road and two bridges, and maintained over 550 kilometres of road and 24 bridges. A team of board auditors spent three days in the field examining roads, harvesting and replanted cutblocks in October of this year. The area also experienced two forest fires over the summer, but the sites audited were not impacted by the fires.
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.
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899
December 19, 2017