Smithers forest licensee gets good audit report

VICTORIA – An audit of forest licence A70026, held by Lowell A. Johnson Consultants Ltd., found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

Planning and forestry activities on the licence were conducted by Canfor Ltd. on behalf of Lowell A. Johnson.

“We are pleased to see that this licensee carried out good forest practices and fully met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act,” said Tim Ryan, board chair.

Auditors examined operational planning, timber harvesting, road construction, deactivation and maintenance, silviculture and fire protection activities carried out between Oct. 1, 2013, and Oct. 9, 2015. The operations were located south of Chapman Lake, about 35 kilometres east of Smithers.

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