North Island forestry plan first in B.C. to shape new framework for sustainable forest management

By Dean Stoltz
Chek News
March 14, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

PORT ALBERNI, BC — A major new forestry land-use agreement between First Nations, Western Forest Products, the Province and other groups is taking final shape on the North Island. The Gwa’ni Project is a partnership between the ‘Namgis First Nation and the B.C. government to develop recommendations about land and resource management in the Nimpkish Valley. The Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 37 Forest Landscape Plan Pilot Project is one of four provincial pilot projects shaping a new framework for sustainable forest management in B.C. TFL 37 stretches down the Nimpkish Valley between Port McNeill and Woss. …The project has been in the works since the ‘Namgis First Nation and B.C. government signed a memorandum of understanding in January 2021. “It signals a move away from enhanced forestry zones towards general special management zones and promises to be beneficial to the local First Nation, Western  and the public,” added Matt Leroy.

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