West Fraser Mills’ forestry operation near 100 Mile House passes audit
VICTORIA – An audit of West Fraser Mills Limited’s forest licence A18694 in the Kamloops Timber Supply Area that is administered from its 100 Mile House office found the company met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.
“West Fraser had good control over its harvesting practices and has a comprehensive system for tracking and maintaining its roads and bridges” said board chair Al Gorley. “Its forest licence was well managed.”
West Fraser Mills Limited operates under this licence in two areas. One is located east of Bonaparte Lake and west of Highway 5, between Logan Lake and Clearwater. The other is north of Vavenby.
The area is subject to the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan (KLRMP) which provides direction from government on how to manage public lands and resources within the plan area.
The audit field work took place from July 23 to 27, 2012.
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:
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899
November 20, 2012