Terrace Community Forest passes forestry audit

VICTORIA – An audit of forest planning, harvesting and road practices in the Terrace Community Forest found that all activities met the requirements of provincial forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“The community forest has operations in three areas close to the City of Terrace,” said board chair, Tim Ryan. “They harvested about 54,000 cubic metres of timber during the two-year audit period, most of which was second growth stands damaged by spruce-leader weevil.”

“We are pleased to report that the Terrace Community Forest Limited Partnership fully met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.”

As part of the Forest Practices Board’s 2014 compliance audit program, the board randomly selected the Coast Mountain Resource District as the location for a full scope compliance audit. Within the district, the board selected Community Forest Licence K1X for the audit.

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