British Columbia Forest Practices Board to audit forestry operations of Amabilis Contracting on Forest Licence A79575 starting June 18

VICTORIA, British Columbia , June 11, 2012 (press release) – The board will audit the forest practices of Amabilis Contracting Ltd., a part of the Pioneer Family Timber Partnership, on Forest Licence A79575, starting June 18, 2012.

The audit will examine operational planning, harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire preparedness and hazard abatement for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Harvesting is aimed at salvaging mountain pine beetle-infested timber. Communities near the audit areas include the Village of Horsefly and the City of Williams Lake.

Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations will then be released to the public and government.

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 land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.

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