Audit: BCTS and TSL Holders – Clearwater Field Unit Portion – Kamloops Area
In June 2019, the Board audited BC Timber Sales’ (BCTS) forestry operations in the Clearwater Field Unit portion of the Kamloops Business Area, located in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District, north of Clearwater. The audit was a full scope compliance audit that included BCTS and timber sale licence (TSL) holder activities that took place over a two-year period starting in June 2017. During this period BCTS harvested about 500,000 cubic metres.
The audit found that BCTS and TSL holders generally complied with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, however, the audit identified a significant non-compliance by one of the TSL holders for road maintenance practices in the Oliver Creek watershed and found that several TSL holder’s fire hazard assessment practices require improvement.