Four woodlots pass FPB audits

Forest Practices Board selects four woodlots located near Clearwater for random audits

Map shows the locations of four Clearwater-area woodlots that recently underwent random audits by Forest Practices Board.

Map shows the locations of four Clearwater-area woodlots that recently underwent random audits by Forest Practices Board.

VICTORIA – An audit of forestry activities on four woodlots near Clearwater concludes the woodlot owners complied with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released Feb. 24.

“These woodlots are a mix of Crown and private-owned land and the woodlot owners must comply with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act in carrying out their activities,” said Tim Ryan, board chair. “We are pleased to see that all of them demonstrated their commitment to sound forest management.”

The woodlots are located east of Clearwater, near the North Thompson River and southeast of Clearwater near Adams Lake.

All four were randomly selected for audit.

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 lands and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.