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.

General Management Objectives

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

Environmental

  • to manage for sustainability of all resources (timber and non-timber resources);
  • to manage for plant and animal diversity;
  • to protect water quality in watersheds;
  • to implement good forest stewardship activities on the land base and minimize negative environmental impacts; and
  • to harvest damaged timber as a priority (pine beetle, fire, blowdown, etc).


Social

  • to facilitate local community involvement into forest management decisions;
  • to manage for community values;
  • to establish respect and a good working relationship between the Office of Wet’suwet’en, Town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa, and Newpro;
  • to enhance outdoor recreation and education opportunities;
  • to conserve / preserve cultural heritage sites / features; and
  • to increase community awareness of forest management.


Economic

  • to manage for long-term profitable operations;
  • to manage for long term economic benefits to the local communities;
  • to sustain, expand, and diversify local forestry related employment; and
  • to promote opportunities to harvest botanical products.