BC’s independent forestry watchdog says a recent audit of West Fraser Mills Ltd. operations near Quesnel found the company in compliance.
The Forest Practices Board audited Tree Farm Licence 52 (TFL 52) which consists of one area east of Quesnel to Bowron Lakes Park and another area 40 km northwest of Quesnel along the Fraser River.
“This is a large operation in the Cariboo, and is subject to the requirements of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Plan, as well as forest practices legislation,” said audit director Chris Mosher. “West Fraser did a good job overall, and we were particularly pleased to find compliance with the wildfire hazard assessment requirements – something we often find lacking in our audits.”
A team of board auditors spent four days in the field examining roads, harvesting and reforestation in late October 2017.
The audit examined operational planning, timber harvesting, road and bridge construction, maintenance and deactivation, silviculture and fire preparedness activities for compliance with the legislation.