Fort Nelson Forestry Partnership means community reinvestment

Community Forest with an annual allowable cut of up to 217,650 cubic metres

By Scott Brooks
Energetic City
July 10, 2020

FORT NELSON, B.C. – On June 29, it was announced that a partnership between Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality had received the largest community forest licence ever awarded in British Columbia. With an annual allowable cut of up to 217,650 cubic metres from approximately 200,000 hectares of specified Crown land in the Fort Nelson area, the licence awarded has both the largest harvestable volume, as well as the largest physical area, of any community forest in the province. Once in operation and local manufacturing resumes, Northern Rockies Mayor Gary Foster says this partnership means a source of revenue to the partners for reinvestment in the community. …Foster also says the partnership will help to restore the working relationship between the First Nation and the Municpality.

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