Forest and Range Practices near 100 Mile House Audited

VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will audit four Range Act agreements and a First Nations woodland licence in the 100 Mile House resource district during the weeks of Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2014.

Auditors will look at three grazing licences and one hay-cutting licence for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). In addition, Kenkeknem Forest Tenures Ltd.’s woodland licence will be audited for operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture and protection practices under FRPA and the Wildfire Act.

Kenkeknem’s licence is one of only two First Nations woodland licences in the province, and is the first such licence audited by the board.

The audit area is located about 30 kilometres northeast of 100 Mile House, with Canim Lake to the north and Buffalo Creek to the south.

Once the audit work is complete, 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
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4708 / 1 800 994-5899

September 23, 2014