Board to audit forestry operations at ski resort near Quesnel

VICTORIA – The board will audit the forest practices of Troll Resort Ltd., starting Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

Troll Resort, a family-run business since 1971, is located in the Quesnel Forest District, 42 kilometres east of Quesnel, along Highway 26. Troll Resort is an integral part of the Quesnel community, providing summer and winter recreation opportunities. As part of its operations, the company has licences to cut timber for glading and ski run management.

Auditors will examine all activities that are regulated by the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, including planning, roads, harvesting and fire protection.

Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations will then be released to the public and government.

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 has an interest in any forest practices on public land that may impact forest values, regardless of who carries out the practices. The board audits forest and range practices, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Helen Davies, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899

August 2, 2011