BC Timber Sales operations near Williams Lake pass audit

BC Forest Practices Board
February 22, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA – An audit of BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and timber sale licence holders (TSL holders) in the Cariboo Chilcotin business area, in the Cariboo Chilcotin Natural Resource District, has found compliance with British Columbia’s forestry legislation. “BCTS and TSL holders complied with requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and complied with almost all requirements of the Wildfire Act,” said Bruce Larson, acting board chair of the Forest Practices Board. “The one issue auditors found was that the TSL holders did not complete fire hazard assessments after logging. However, because they removed all logging debris that could pose a fire hazard as part of their standard procedures, this is considered an area to improve in the future.” The board examined forestry activities carried out between June 2021 and June 2022.

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