B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices says that an audit of Tree Farm License 52 (TFL 52) has found West Fraser met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practice Act and the Wildfire Act.
“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 Forest Practices Board audit director Chris Mosher in a release.
“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.”
TFL 52 consists of two areas. One is east of Quesnel, extending to Bowron Lakes Provincial Park, and one is 40 kilometres northwest of Quesnel, along the Fraser River.
The audit examined operational planning, timber harvesting, road and bridge construction, maintenance and deactivation, silviculture and fire preparedness activities for compliance with the legislation.