Board to audit Mackenzie Fibre Management Corporation

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Mackenzie Fibre Management Corporation, near the Town of Mackenzie, during the week of Sept. 23, 2013.

The audit will examine timber harvesting, road construction, maintenance, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning activities carried out since September 2011, for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Mackenzie Fibre Management’s operations are on the southwest side of Williston Lake. The forest licence to cut was not selected for audit on the basis of past performance, but as part of a random audit selection process.

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 then 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 land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Darlene Oman, Communications
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899

September 17, 2013