BRITISH COLUMBIA (News release) -- The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber sale licence holders in the North Island-Central Coast Natural Resource District, during the week starting Sept. 28, 2020.
This BCTS program is one of two chosen randomly for audit this year from among all the BCTS programs in the province. Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, fire protection activities and associated planning, carried out between Sept. 1, 2019, and Oct. 2, 2020, met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
The audit will focus on BCTS's operations on northern Vancouver Island, from the Nimpkish River in the south to the north end of the island, and operations on the mainland, from Knight Inlet north to Kinsquit and Klemtu, within the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Forest Practices Board is B.C.'s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.