Board to audit forestry operations near Chilliwack

VICTORIA – The board will audit the forest practices of 606546 B.C. Ltd. on Forest Licence A19202, near Chilliwack, starting July 16, 2012.

The audit will examine harvesting, road construction, maintenance and deactivation, protection and related planning that took place in the past year for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Harvesting occurred near the community of Deroche, Chehalis Lake, the Sumallo River and the Silver River near Harrison Lake. Spotted owls are known to inhabit some of these areas.

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 audits forest and range practices on public land, 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

July 11, 2012