British Columbia (B.C.) Forest Practices Board an audit of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie community forest in the Mackenzie Natural Resource District has found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation.
The community forest is jointly managed by the District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Indian Band. The community forest has five operating areas around the Town of Mackenzie, from the Parsnip River in the south to Nation Arm on Williston Lake in the north.
The McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Limited Partnership harvested 108,000 cubic metres of timber between September 2016 and September 2018. The audit examined all operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture and wildfire protection activities carried out during the two-year period.
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.