Audit of Lake Babine First Nation forest licence finds good practices

BC Forest Practices Board
February 22, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA – An audit of First Nations Woodland Licence N2I, held by the Lake Babine First Nation, has found compliance with British Columbia’s forestry legislation. “Our audit found that Lake Babine Nation complied with all requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act,” said Bruce Larson, acting chair of the Forest Practices Board. “We are pleased to see Lake Babine Nation participating in the forest economy and carrying out sound forest practices on their traditional territory.” The First Nations Woodland Licence is located north of Burns Lake and has three separate operating areas on the west side of Babine Lake. The licence provides the Lake Babine Nation with exclusive timber harvest rights within the 36,500-hectare area, with an allowable annual cut of 74,000 cubic metres.

Additional coverage in My Bulkley Lakes Now, by Logan Flint: Lake Babine Nation audit finds compliance with provincial legislation

Read More