Weyerhaeuser passes audit

Auditors found a problem at Weyerhaeuser, but overall the company is well-managed.

An audit of Weyerhaeuser forest operation found it met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.

“Virtually all Weyerhaeuser’s harvesting was salvage of beetle-killed pine and was well-managed,” said chairman Al Gorley.

“Auditors did find one problem with gravel on bridge decks, and the board is pleased that Weyerhaeuser immediately corrected the practice.”

Weyerhaeuser’s forest licence lies within the Merritt timber supply area in the Cascades District, and nearby communities include Princeton, Tulameen and Hedley.

The audit field work took place from Oct. 17 to 20, 2011.

The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for forest and range practices. It reports its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.