Forest Practices Board will examine BCTS operations in the Skeena-Stikine Natural Resource District in Canada

Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber sale licence holders in the Skeena-Stikine Natural Resource District portion of the Babine Business Area from June 5 to 9.

According to the announcement, the auditors will examine harvesting, road and bridge construction and maintenance, silviculture, fire protection, and associated planning for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

The audit includes all forestry activity from June 2015 to June 2017. The audit area is located within the Bulkley Timber Supply Area, which is located in northwestern BC and covers about 760,000 hectares. The area includes the communities of Smithers, Telkwa, Moricetown and Fort Babine.

This BCTS business area was chosen randomly for audit from among all the BCTS business areas in the province. The board audits two BCTS business areas each year.

Earlier Forest Practices Board announced examination of BCTS operations on southern Vancouver Island in Canada.

Source: Woodbizforum