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NEWS RELEASE · 16th March 2010
Forest Practices Board
An audit of Coast Tsimshian Resources (CTR) forestry operations in Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 1 near Terrace found that planning and practices met all legislative requirements, according to a Forest Practices Board report.

The board examined CTR activities for compliance with government forestry legislation as well as with objectives for biodiversity, grizzly bear management, visual resources and community watersheds, established in the Kalum Sustainable Resource Management Plan.

The board's audit fieldwork took place August 17-21, 2009.

"This tree farm licence has changed hands four times since 1986," said board chair Bruce Fraser. "CTR inherited some silvicultural issues when they took over the licence. They have made good progress in conducting surveys and treating stands where necessary."

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 lands and appropriateness of government enforcement. It can also make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.