Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out between July 1, 2020, and July 15, 2022, met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.
The audit area is located in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District, northwest of Clearwater and south of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The TFL overlaps the territories of the Adams Lake Indian Band, Canim Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation.
The TFL was transferred to Interfor Corporation from Canadian Forest Products Ltd. in March 2020, including harvesting rights, road maintenance and silviculture obligations and commitments to First Nations, as well as stakeholders.
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. The board audits forest and range practices on public land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.