Audit of District Manager Obligations on FSRs in the Dawson Creek TSA Portion of the Peace Natural Resource District

As part of its 2020 compliance audit program, the Board chose three areas across the province to audit forest service roads (FSRs) where the district manager (DM) has statutory obligations. The Board randomly selected the Dawson Creek Timber Supply Area portion of the Peace Natural Resource District, the Campbell River Natural Resource District and the Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District for audit.

This is the Dawson Creek Timber Supply Area portion of the Peace Natural Resource District audit report. The audit was limited scope focused on FSR’s (including major structures) construction, maintenance and deactivation practices between June 1, 2018, and September 2, 2020.

There are 670 kilometres of FSRs in the Dawson Creek TSA, most of which are the responsibility of BC Timber Sales and forest licensees that have road-use permits. The audit examined 86.6 kilometres of FSR maintained by the district manager.

The audit found the activities of the District Manager complied with the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act.