Tsay Keh Dene forestry company gets good audit report

VICTORIA – An audit of non-replaceable forest licence (NRFL) A62375 in the Mackenzie Natural 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 Chu Cho Industries LP, which is owned by the Tsay Keh Dene First 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. “Harvesting and regeneration activities were well done and we were particularly pleased to see fire hazard assessments carried out following harvesting and all hazards treated.”

The audit area is located within the Mackenzie Timber Supply Area (TSA) and includes the community of Mackenzie. Activities took place in three operating areas: the Philip Creek area, southwest of Mackenzie, the Mugaha drainage, just northeast of Mackenzie, and the Pelly area, near the north end of Williston Lake.

All forestry activities carried out between October 2014 and October 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