Yun Ka Whu’ten Holdings Ltd. gets good audit result

VICTORIA – A limited scope audit, in which harvesting, road activities and associated planning were examined, has found good forest practices by Yun Ka Whu’ten Holdings Ltd., according to a Forest Practices Board report released today.

Yun Ka Whu’ten’s licence allows it to harvest 150,000 cubic metres of pine-beetle-killed timber per year. The licence is located near Anahim Lake in the Chilcotin Forest District.

“The board is pleased to find that Yun Ka Whu’ten Holdings Ltd. is demonstrating sound forest practices on the ground during the course of harvesting mountain-pine-beetle-infested trees,” said board chair Bruce Fraser.

The audit of Yun Ka Whu’ten Holdings Ltd.’s non-replaceable forest licence A56805 was completed in October 2007. Harvesting and road activities that took place between Oct. 1, 2006 and Oct. 11, 2007 were included in the scope of 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;
  • audits appropriateness of government enforcement;
  • investigates public complaints;
  • undertakes special investigations of current forestry issues;
  • participates in administrative appeals; and
  • makes recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

February 27, 2008

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