Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation's (WCFC) timeline:
1998 –a community economic development strategy was completed
2001 –establishment of the Bulkley Valley Forest Community Economic Development Group to address the crisis regarding Skeena Cellulose situation
2002 –the community supported the transfer of the Skeena Cellulose licence to West Fraser
2003 –the Softwood Industry Community Economic Adjustment Initiative was tapped to develop a community forest business plan
2004 –Lynx Forest Management was contracted to assess community forest models and volume requirements for profitability
2004 –with Wet’suwet’en support, a request was made to the Minister for an opportunity to apply for a community forest tenure (AAC = 100,000 m3/yr )
2005 –Smithers and Telkwa, with Wet’suwet’en support, were invited to apply for a probationary community forest agreement with a 30,000 m3 AAC
2006 –WCFC incorporated and management plan was approved by the Ministry of Forests District Manager.
January 1, 2007 –Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation was awarded Community Forest Agreement K2P. The tenure is jointly held by the Town of Smithers and the Village of Telkwa.