Island woodlots pass inspection audit

NANAIMO – Audit concludes woodlot owners complied with provincial forestry legislation.

An audit of forestry activities on eight woodlots on southern Vancouver Island concludes the woodlot owners complied with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today.

“These woodlots are managed by a variety of different types of licence holders, including a family, small forest companies, First Nations and Vancouver Island University,” said Al Gorley, board chairman, in a press release.

“All of them demonstrated their commitment to sound forest management.”

The woodlots are located across the south Island, with one near Ucluelet, three near Port Alberni, one near Nanaimo, two near Ladysmith and one near Sooke.