Quesnel ski hill’s forest practices pass audit

VICTORIA – An audit of forest planning, harvesting and road practices at family-owned Troll Resort Ltd., found that the resort met the requirements of provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“The Board includes all types and sizes of forest licences in its audit program,” said board chair, Al Gorley. “In this case, the ski hill harvested trees on public land in a controlled recreation area as part of its operations, and the Board decided to check if it was meeting the legal requirements.”

Troll Resort is a ski hill within the Troll Mountain controlled recreation area, located 45 kilometres east of Quesnel on Highway 26. Over the past two years, Troll harvested approximately 14 000 cubic metres of timber from occupant licences to cut L43043 and L48493. These harvests were conducted to address forest health and safety concerns and to enhance skiing opportunities.

Audit field work took place on August 9 and 10, 2011.

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