Forest Practices Board releases audit results for five woodlots near Campbell River

BC Forest Practices Board
August 31, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

CAMPBELL RIVER – An audit of forest practices on five woodlots in the Campbell River Natural Resource District found mixed results in licensees’ compliance with legal requirements, according to a series of reports recently published by the Forest Practices Board. The board audited woodlot licences W0085, W2001, W2004, W2044 and W2046 as part of its 2022 compliance audit program. Auditors examined whether timber harvesting, road construction and maintenance, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out from Oct. 1, 2020, through Oct. 20, 2022, met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, as well as the Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Regulation (WLPPR). …“It is important for licensees to uphold their timber and forest resource commitments by meeting their free-growing obligations,” said Keith Atkinson, chair of the Forest Practices Board. …The audited woodlots are located within a 100-kilometre radius of Campbell River and within the territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Coast Salish, and Mowachaht/ Muchalaht Peoples.

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