Forest Enhancement Society of BC: Press Release

May 1, 2019

Forestry Project on Haida Gwaii Incorporates Haida Culture While Treating the Land

FESBC Press Release | April 29, 2019

t-19-04-news-post002.jpgHAIDA GWAII, BC: In the West Coast Region in the Haida Gwaii District, Taan Forest, an enterprise established by HaiCo in 2010 to manage forests incorporating Haida values, is working on a forest rehabilitation project funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC). The project, valued at $344,000, is locally supported to achieve long term restoration objectives in areas within the Yakoun River drainage. One of Taan Forest’s goals is to have a permanent silviculture crew on Haida Gwaii comprised of members of the Haida Nation. The project is also assisting the crew to focus on restoring wildlife habitat for salmon, black bear, and raptors while at the same time creating economic benefits of employment and enhanced value of forest products such as Western Red Cedar.

 

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Dave Conly, Operations Manager | Forest Enhancement Society of B.C.
Connect through Aleece Laird, Communications Liaison: communications@fesbc.ca or 250.574.0221