Red Mountain Resort’s forest practices pass audit

VICTORIA – An audit of forest planning, harvesting and road practices at Red Mountain Ski Resort found that the resort met the requirements of provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“The board provides oversight for all types and sizes of forest licences,” said board chair, Tim Ryan. “In this case, the resort harvested 52 000 cubic metres of timber and constructed 2 kilometres of road as part of a ski hill expansion plan, taking into account forest health, water quality and visual quality concerns.”

“We were pleased to find that Red Mountain Resort fully met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.”

Established in 1912, Red Mountain Resort is part of a controlled recreation area and is located just north of Rossland, B.C. The resort lies within the watershed that supplies the community’s drinking water.

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:

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