On April 27, 2006, BC First Nations, through the First Nations Leadership Council, established the First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) to provide support to BC First Nations with respect to forestry-related matters. The FNFC evolved out of the Interim Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group, established in 2005 to coordinate a First Nations response to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. The Pine Beetle crisis made clear the need for a province wide First Nations forestry organization.
In 2006, the First Nations Forestry Council conducted a series of regional dialogue sessions with BC First Nations. These dialogue session provided the FNFC with its vision, mission, and governance structure, and also resulted in a number of recommendations and action items which will be developed into a BC First Nations Forestry Action Plan to be reviewed and adopted by BC First Nations