Audit of Forest Planning and Practices: Ministry of Forest, Small Business Forest Enterprise Program (SBFEP) – Port McNeill Forest District

This is the Board’s report on a compliance audit of the SBFEP in the Port McNeill Forest District. The operating areas of the SBFEP are located on the northern portion of Vancouver Island, numerous islands in Johnstone Strait and the adjacent mainland coast from Knight Inlet north to Seymour Inlet.

The audit examined the SBFEP’s operational planning, timber harvesting, silviculture, fire protection, and road construction, maintenance and deactivation, for the period July 1, 1997, to July 15, 1998, to assess compliance with the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and related regulations (the Code).