Squamish Nation forestry company gets good audit report

VICTORIA – An audit of Forestry Licence to Cut A82551, in the Sea to Sky Resource District, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

Planning and forestry activities on the licence were conducted by SN Forestry Operations Ltd., which is owned by the Squamish Nation.

“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.

The audit area is located north and west of Squamish. Activities took place along the Squamish and Elaho Rivers and in the Elaho Valley. All forestry activities carried out between April 2014, and June 2016, were audited, including timber harvesting, roads, silviculture, wildfire protection and associated planning.

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