The First Nations Forestry Council was created by our community leaders in 2006 and was born from the First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group. Since that time, our communities have become increasingly involved in the forest sector as tenure holders, small business operators, forest managers, technicians and forest sector employees. Our Nations currently hold over 260 forest licenses with access to more than 10 million m3 per year.
Our Goal is to ensure every First Nation in BC is involved in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources in their territory. We are also working to increase meaningful career, employment, and business outcomes for First Nations people in the BC forest sector.
In order for the Forestry Council to support your community and to effectively organize and implement services on your behalf and exclusively for you, we are launching a new Membership program to include due-paying membership classes – First Nations Tenure Membership and Band/Nation Membership - to allow and invite new categories of members to join the Forestry Council.