Wetzin'Kwa Community Forest Corporation

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Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation’s general management objectives include environmental, social and economic objectives.

Annual profits from the operations are distributed back into the Bulkley Valley to provide the greatest long term benefit.

Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation operates a community forest licence in the Bulkley Valley.

Ecological Values

Ecological Values photo

Wetzin'kwa Community Forest covers over 30,000 hectares and includes four biogeoclimatic zones; Sub-Boreal Spruce, Interior Cedar-Hemlock, Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir, and Alpine Tundra(Boreal Altai Fescue). These zones span from the rich conifer and mixed forests of the valley bottoms to the tundra and glaciers of the mountains.

The rich ecology of the community forest provides habitat for a large variety of wildlife from small to large. It is not uncommon on a summer drive through the area to see grizzly and black bears, deer and moose. For those who are a little more adventurous and get into the back country, it is possible to see mountain goat, wolves, wolverines and a host of small forest dwellers.

The aquatic features of the community include extensive wetland and lakes, extensive stream and river systems. The community forest is the headwaters of the Zymoetz River (Copper River). This river system is renowned for its steelhead, salmon and trout.