Stella-Jones forestry operation near Nakusp passes audit

VICTORIA – An audit of Stella-Jones Canada Incorporated’s operations near Upper Arrow Lake found that forest practices complied with provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“We are pleased to see Stella-Jones is following the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act” said board chair Al Gorley. “The activities were consistent with the Kootenay Boundary Higher Level Plan and addressed resource features such as streams and wetlands, scenic areas and a community watershed.”

Stella-Jones’s forest licence consists of four operating areas along the eastern side of Upper Arrow Lake. Nearby communities include Nakusp and Burton.

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