22 九月, 22:29
Two community forest licences held by the Tumbler Ridge Community Forest Corp. and Little Prairie Community Forest Inc. will be audited by the Forest Practices Board, starting Sept. 26, 2016.
The auditors will examine all operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture and wildfire protection practices for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
Tumbler Ridge operates next to the town of Tumbler Ridge and Little Prairie operates near the communities of Chetwynd and Moberly Lake, each with an allowable annual cut of 20,000 cubic metres of timber. However, due to the mountain pine beetle infestation, Tumbler Ridge harvested 160,000 cubic metres and Little Prairie harvested approximately 400,000 cubic metres of timber over the last two years.
The Forest Practices Board is British Columbia’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.