Managing forest resources responsibly
Since its inception in 2010, Taan Forest’s mandate has been to manage the timber in Haida tenures in a sustainable manner by incorporating the values of the Xaayda Haida People - including, cedar, salmon, black bear, plants, birds, and beaches.
Our best practices combined with our direction from the shareholder (Haida Nation) has kept our annual harvest well below the allowable volume.
Of the 624,351 hectares of available forest tenure lands, Taan Forest manages 193,092 hectares. Because of our advanced forestry practices, more than half of that area has been removed from harvest to aid the preservation of fish habitat, monumental cedars, heritage features, plants like devil’s club and fairy slippers, and to allocate for cedar stewardship areas and forest reserves. Taking away steep slopes, swampland, and alpine areas, Taan Forest operates in about 85,000 hectares of the Xaayda tenure.