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Posted: September 10, 2018

Five range tenures being audited

The Forest Practices Board announced this morning (Sept. 10) it will audit planning and practices on five range tenures for grazing cattle in the Rocky Mountain Resource District during the week of Sept. 17.

Auditors will examine range activities for compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act. The grazing areas that will be audited vary in size from 524 to 29,287 hectares and are located throughout the district, encompassing the East Kootenay, including Golden and area.

Once the audit work is complete, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations will then be released to the public and government.

The Forest Practices Board (FPB) 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 land, as well as appropriateness of government enforcement.

The FPB did not specify what range tenures will be audited.

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