British Columbia

B.C. failed to maintain province's timber supply says report

B.C.'s auditor general has issued a scathing report about the government's management of provincial forests.

B.C.'s auditor general has issued a scathing report about the government's management of provincial forests.

The audit concludes the B.C. government failed to properly monitor and maintain B.C.'s timber supply and hasn't properly replanted the forests.

The report released on Thursday morning by Auditor General John Doyle concludes the provincial government failed to halt the drop in timber supply and the loss of species diversity.

 Doyle says the government has done very limited replanting, even though many areas of B.C.'s forests have been damaged by wildfires and pine beetles

He concludes that the government has a small window of time in which to turn the province's forestry future around.