Ndazkhot’en Forest Management near Quesnel passes audit

VICTORIA – An audit of Ndazkhot’en Forest Management’s forestry activities on forest licences A65926 and A81934, near the Village of Nazko west of Quesnel, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“The majority of harvesting was salvage of beetle-killed pine trees,” said Al Gorley, board chair. “We are pleased to see that the licensee carried out good practices and met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.”

Ndazkhot’en harvested 441 000 cubic metres of timber during the two-year audit period, from August 2011 to August 2013. They also constructed and maintained 154 and 294 kilometres of road, respectively.

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.

Darlene Oman
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899