B.C. logging firm ordered to replant after audit of Creston-area operations

New trees weren't planted in seven logging areas between 2013 and 2015

A Creston-area logging company has been ordered to replant trees following audits of logged areas between 2013 and 2015.

A Creston-area logging company has been ordered to replant trees following audits of logged areas between 2013 and 2015.

VANCOUVER—The Forest Practices Board in British Columbia says trees have not been replanted after cutting in the Selkirk Natural Resource District near Creston.

It has ordered an unnamed logging operator to develop a plan to replant in the areas it audited.

Board chairman Tim Ryan says in a news release that the licensee hasn’t harvested any cutblocks in the last two years.

But he says new trees weren’t planted on seven cutblocks that were logged in the past.

The audit examined planning, road maintenance, and silviculture activities conducted between September 2013 and September 2015.

Results show the operator met all necessary requirements for planning and road maintenance.

“The auditors found that the woodlot licensee did not meet obligations related to reforesting previously logged sites or reporting these activities to government,” Ryan says.

 

The Canadian Press