Local logging firms pass Forest Practices Board audit

A Forest Practices Board (FPB) audit is giving A&A Trading Ltd. and Terminal Forest Products Ltd. full marks for their work on the Sunshine Coast.

The audit looked at forest licence A19229, an area that includes cutblocks on the Sechelt Peninsula, areas of Salmon Inlet, Ramsey Arm, West Redonda Island and Bute Inlet.

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Much of the licence area is accessible only by water or air.

FPB audits look at whether companies are meeting the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

“The board is pleased to see that A&A is fully meeting all of its legal obligations in an operating area that is largely rugged and remote, creating challenging conditions for forest practices,” said board chair Kevin Kriese in a release announcing the audit results. “The area is subject to several land-use and legal orders, which establish old-growth management areas and objectives for recreation sites and trails, as well as visual quality. It also contains habitat for the marbled murrelet, northern goshawk and coastal tailed frog, all of which must be addressed in forest operations.”

During the two years of the audit period, July 2016 to July 2018, A&A harvested 37 cutblocks and replanted 43. It also constructed 52 kilometres of road and eight bridges, and was responsible for maintaining 376 kilometres of road and 59 bridges.

Terminal Forest Products was audited for silviculture obligations on 22 cutblocks.

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