Two operations north of Terrace pass forestry audits

VICTORIA – Audits of forest licences held by Cassiar Forest Corporation and Coast Mountain Hydro Corporation found that forest practices complied with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a Forest Practices Board report released today.

“Cassiar followed the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, though some minor soil disturbance was noted,” said board chair Al Gorley.

“Coast Mountain Hydro met legislative requirements, but since the board’s mandate covered only the transmission line clearings, we did not audit their roads.” Gorley added.

Both operations are near the community of Bob Quinn Lake, about 380 kilometres north of Terrace. Cassiar has a forest licence, while Coast Mountain Hydro’s licences are for a run-of-river hydroelectric project and a related transmission right-of-way.

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