Lheidli T’enneh Forestry Plan Gets Boost
Prince George, B.C. – The Lheidli T’enneh now have a woodlot licence.
The Province has issued a 25 year woodlot licence to the Lheidli T’enneh, allowing the harvesting of 25 thousand cubic metres of timber annually from two areas within the First Nation’s traditional territory. The agreement covers two parcels of Crown land. One near Tabor Mountain, the other near the Sugar Bowl-Grizzly Den Provincial Park. The two parcels have a combined total size of 7,197 hectares.
Lheidli T’enneh Chief, Dominic Frederick welcomed the awarding of the woodlot licence ” This new licence will contribute to the Band’s overall forestry program which provides significant benefits to the Lheidli T’enneh community.”
This is the fourth First Nations woodland licence issued since the Province started the program in 2011.