A First Nations-owned Company’s Focus on Forest Rehabilitation Through Wildfire Risk Reduction and Fibre Utilization

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
December 18, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Williams Lake, B.C. – Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. (CCR), a First Nations-owned and operated company, has been making significant strides in the forest industry through their participation in wildfire risk reduction, stand rehabilitation and fibre utilization projects. CCR is a joint venture between the Tŝideldel First Nation and Tl’etinqox Government, both Tsilhqot’in Nation communities, dedicated to safeguarding the land through traditional Indigenous practices. Over the past few years, CCR has received support from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, including recently announced funding for three fibre utilization and wildfire risk reduction projects. …One of the projects CCR allows for the full utilization of trees and harvesting debris including tree tops originating from stands of dead trees killed by the mountain pine beetle years ago. …The recovered fibre will help support the Cariboo pulp mill in Quesnel and the Drax pellet plant and Atlantic Power facility in Williams Lake.

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