Tanizul Timber passes audit of community forest licence

VICTORIA – An audit of Community Forest Agreement CFA K4B, near Fort St. James, has found that Tanizul Timber Ltd. met the requirements of provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“The auditors found that Tanizul is meeting the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act on the community forest,” said Forest Practices Board chair Tim Ryan.

“There was one area of improvement noted, which has to do with formally assessing fire hazards after harvesting. Tanizul treated all hazards appropriately, so this was not a significant issue,” Ryan said. “However, it is a frequent issue that comes up in board audits and is something all licensees need to pay more attention to.”

Formerly TFL 42, the Community Forest Agreement is located about 50 kilometres northwest of Fort. St. James and is managed by Tanizul. In addition to road and harvesting activities carried out between September 2013 and September 2015, the auditors also looked at replanting and regeneration obligations and fire preparedness requirements.

The Forest Practices Board is British Columbia’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