A look into Chinook Community Forest
The Chinook Community Forest (CCF) recently held their annual open house. The CCF an equal partnership between six the First Nations and two municipal governments created in 2016 to ensure the timber logging needs of Burns Lake. According to General Manager Ken Nielsen, 2021 has been a positive year to date. Nielsen said, weather dependent, the company hopes to log over 100,000 cubic metres of timber by the end of this year. According to Nielsen, the CCF’s financial return to its shareholders was high this year as well. “This fiscal year, we paid back $1,000,100.00,” he said. …They’ve applied for a new annual allowable cut permit which should be determined by October, though Nielsen believes it will go down from last year’s. …The CCF will also continue work on their Forest for Tomorrow program, which addresses various forest health issues.