Board to audit forestry operations on Texada Island
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit forestry activities on forest licences A77899 and A77900 held by the numbered company 1175401BC Ltd. on Texada Island.
The audit will take place during the week of May 29, 2023. Forest licences A77899 and A77900 were randomly selected by the Board for audit.
Texada Island is within the Sunshine Coast Natural Resource District and the territories of the Shishalh, Tla’amin and Snaw’Naw’As Nations.
Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, wildfire protection and associated planning carried out between June 2021 and June 2023 met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
Once the audit is complete, a report will be prepared. 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 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 lands and the appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.
Shannon West, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4735 / 1 800 994-5899
May 17, 2023