Fort Nelson First Nation lands historic tenures from B.C. Government

By Shailynn Foster
Energetic City Fort St. John
September 14, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT NELSON FIRST NATION TERRITORY, B.C. — The Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has secured a forestry tenures commitment from the B.C. Government. This follows negotiations that have been going on since 2017, according to a release from the Nation. The B.C. Ministry of Forests has set out a tenures offer with a total quantum of 1.26 million cubic meters per year, making it one of the largest forest tenures commitments ever made to a First Nation. The commitment of forest tenures, which includes a First Nations Woodland Licence, a Replaceable Forest Licence and several Non-Replaceable Forest Licences, is reportedly to enable the construction and operation of the FNFN pellet facility project in partnership with Peak Renewables Ltd. This project will see the construction of a 600,000 metric tonne-per-year pellet plant in FNFN territory.

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