Forestry Audit: British Columbia Timber Sales Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area (Quesnel Field Unit)
The audit examined both BCTS’ and TSL holders’ obligations and activities. BCTS is responsible for operational planning, including preparing forest stewardship plans (FSP) and site plans, silviculture, and most road construction, maintenance and deactivation outside of cutblocks. Timber sale licensees are responsible for timber harvesting, fire protection, and most road construction, maintenance and deactivation within cutblocks.
These activities were assessed for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Wildfire Act and related regulations, as well as certain transitional elements of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act. All activities, planning and obligations for the period July 1, 2007, to July 31, 2008, were included in the scope of the audit.