New CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada Discusses Future of Forestry Industry

April 28, 2017

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) recently hired new CEO Derek Nighbor, who is focused on working with Indigenous communities and youth to promote the forestry industry. The Candadian forestry industry is admired around the world for its environmental reputation.

Softwood Lumber Producers Exploring New Overseas Markets

April 6, 2017

Critical negotiations for a new softwood lumber agreement with the U.S. have stalled as the U.S. investigates claims that Canadian lumber was being sold for less than fair value. In the meantime, softwood lumber producers in British Columbia have begun pursing overseas markets.

Canim Lake Band Forest Tenure Management System

For this phase of the project we started out with a list of all current Canim Lake Band (CLB) forestry obligations and planned obligations including Road Permits, Road Use Permits and Cut Blocks.


Shuswap Indian Band

Building a First Nations Environmental Review Process -Nadleh Whut’en First Nation

To build a First Nations Environmental Review Process framework that can be implemented by the three partner First Nations in dealing with major project developments within the traditional territories.

Nadleh Whut’en Band

First Nations Wildcrafters, BC

First Nations Wildcrafters, BC is unique in the wild harvested foods sector.

First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan

An Action Plan developed by the First Nations Chiefs and leaders in BC in 2005 to set out a collective response to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic.  The First Nations Forestry Council is responsible for the implementation of this Plan.


In order to compare access to Crown tenure across Canadian jurisdictions it is necessary to establish a common classification system.

Best Practices in Forestry CFS

Eel Ground Forestry located within the Eel Ground First Nation Community has become a model leader of forestry management, which has been accredited for their achievement and excellence through organizations such as ,NBCC, FNFP, CIF, NB Conservation Council and the Environmental Network of New Br

Non-Replaceable Forest Licence Management Understanding the Basics

Based on observations by Mackenzie Forest District staff, First Nation Non-
Replaceable Forest License (NRFL) holders were identified as a customer
segment that was at risk of not meeting the expectations of the intent of the