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Community forest fails provincial audit

Sept 26, 2013, Prince George - A recent audit of the McBride Community Forest in the Robson Valley has found the town-owned forest company is mismanaging its community forest. Several instances of noncompliance with provincial forestry legislation were found, according to a statement issued by the Forest Practices Board (FPB), a government agency that audits the behaviour of those working in forestry in B.C.

According to the Prince George Citizen, "the points of contention included failure to show road locations on site plan maps, in one instance leading to a poorly constructed road that caused environmental harm; five access roads were upgraded and used without authorization; the status of cutblocks was not reported to government when required; and accurate silviculture information was not maintained by the community forest."

For more information, go to www.princegeorgecitizen.com.

September 26, 2013  By  Amie Silverwood

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