Weyerhaeuser forestry operation near Princeton passes audit

VICTORIA – An audit of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited’s forest operations near Princeton found they met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.

“Virtually all Weyerhaeuser’s harvesting was salvage of beetle-killed pine and was well-managed,” said board chair Al Gorley. “Auditors did find one problem with gravel on bridge decks, and the board is pleased that Weyerhaeuser immediately corrected the practice.”

Weyerhaeuser’s forest licence A18698 lies within the Merritt timber supply area in the Cascades District, and nearby communities include Princeton, Tulameen and Hedley.

The audit field work took place from Oct. 17 to 20, 2011.

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