The Forest Practices Board is British Columbia’s independent forestry watchdog. On behalf of the public, it monitors and oversees forest and range practices on public land, as well as government’s enforcement of the Forest and Range Practices Act.
One of the main ways the Board gathers information is through its random, field-based audits. Audits, either limited/full scope, thematic or enforcement, can examine any aspect or combination of aspects of forest practices. The results of these audits are then published in a report to the public. Therefore, audits examine and provide assurance on whether forest practices are achieving government's objectives.
The Board focuses on whether forest practices have achieved the desired results on the ground so it is ideally positioned to support BC’s results-based Forest and Range Practices Act.