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Community Forest Agreement to Benefit Burns Lake Area

Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 9:48 AM

Burns Lake, B.C. – It’s called the Chinook Community Forest and  it has been  established to support the rebuilt  Hampton Affiliates Babine Forest Products mill and the Pinnacle Pellet  plant in that region.A Community  Forest  agreement offers long term, area based forest tenures.   The agreement is managed by  a local  government, community group or First Nation for the benefit of the entire community.  In this case,  there are eight partners, including the  Village of Burns Lake, The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako  and six local  First Nations bands.

The  Chinook Community Forest Agreement covers 90,670 hectares and has an annual allowable cut of 150 thousand cubic metres.  The agreement  has  an initial term of 25 years.


The forests belong to us not forest companies. I applaude this community forest deal

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