CAN/CSA Z809-2016 External Assessment Report Summary RA Maintenance Assessment of Fraser Valley Operations October 29, 2022
The Teal Jones Group (“Teal Jones”) underwent a Re-Certification Assessment of their Sustainable Forest Management (“SFM”) system to the CAN/CSA Z809-2016 Sustainable Forest Management Standard (“the Standard”) on September 27-29, 2022. The assessment was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) on a portion of Teal Jones’ Defined Forest Area (“DFA”). The Assessment comprised of 6.0 total days including 3.0 days of field work. Field Assessments were conducted on-site reviewing the Forest License A19201 within the Chilliwack Forest District within the Fraser Timber Supply Area which included visits to Boston Bar and Mission operations. Activities assessed included the following forest management activities: planning (office review), harvesting (8 completed or partially completed sites) including related road construction/road/bridge maintenance and planting/silviculture/brushing (3 completed sites). The objective of the Assessment was to confirm the management system complies with the applicable elements of the Standard; to confirm the organization complies with its own SFM policies and procedures; to confirm the management system is suitable and effective for the organization; and to confirm the management system enables the client to achieve its own SFM objectives.
The assessment team included James Lucas, RPF, (EMS LA – Lead Assessor), Luke Dimler, FIT, (EMS LA – Assessor), and Laurie Kremsater (RPBio & RPF). The Teal Jones SFM representatives were Professional Foresters from Teal Jones’ Operational Staff.
The assessment involved field tours and office visits (interviews and file reviews) of the Fraser Valley operations as well as interviews with 9 Teal Jones staff and contractors and 5 Public Advisory Group (“PAG”) members (all who came on the field tour). There were no significant concerns brought forth by any individuals interviewed with regard to Teal Jones’ Forest management, environmental performance or the PAG process during the assessment. Requirements assessed included the scope of the Teal Jones 2022 Sustainable Forest Management Plan and Indicators reported for the 2021 calendar year.