Teal Cedar Products near Chilliwack passes audit

VICTORIA – An audit of Teal Cedar Products Ltd. in the Chilliwack resource district found that forest planning, silviculture, fire protection, harvesting and road activities have complied with legislation, according to a report released today.

“The audit found that Teal Cedar Products followed the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act,” said board chair Tim Ryan. “We are pleased to find that Teal ensured its activities did not affect drinking water that supplies communities, including Mission and Abbotsford.”

Teal’s operations were located near Pitt Lake, Norrish Creek, the west side of Harrison Lake, Sowaqua Creek (north of Hope) and Mowhokam Creek (north of Boston Bar). The area includes 29 community watersheds, where forestry activities must not affect the quantity or timing of water flow, or affect water quality in a manner that impacts human health.

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