Forest Practices Board reported audit results of the holders of two range agreements for grazing cattle in the Thompson Rivers Natural Resource District. According to the announcement, the audit found them generally met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act.
One of the range-agreement areas is located northeast of Barriere, and the other is located north of Kamloops, in the Jamieson Creek drainage.
Tim Ryan, Forest Practices Board’s chair, commented:
“The Board is pleased to see these ranchers are meeting the majority of legislative requirements. However, our auditors found that one rancher had not turned any cattle out on its tenure in 2016, and the other rancher did not have the approved number of cattle grazing its tenure throughout 2016. Neither rancher had documented the adjustment to their grazing schedule to account for these changes, which is a requirement.
The auditors also found that one of the rancher’s cattle had impacted stream beds and stream banks in one small area, and some other stream-side areas on that same tenure were at risk of damage from cattle.
We determined these issues did not have any significant impacts, but the practices should be improved in the future.”
Earlier Forest Practices Board reported audit results of forest licence A16884, held by Canada Resurgence Developments (CRD).