To endure and provide to the Lower North Thompson through sustainable forestry.
To manage the forest for the benefit of all citizens of the Lower North Thompson.
Pursuant to the McLure wildfire of 2003 which burned approximately 26,420 hectares, and damaged 72 homes and nine businesses in the Lower North Thompson Valley including the Tolko mill in Louis Creek. This natural disaster affected the loss of a large number of jobs in our communities, and with government legislation allowing forest licensees to remove timber from our area without the benefit of jobs to our communities, volunteers came together to pursue a Community Forest License for the Lower North Thompson Valley.
The purposes of the society are:
- To create a long term sustainable plan for forest resources that benefits the people of the Lower North Thompson;
- Preserve ownership of local natural resources for the people of our area, promoting self-determination for the people of this valley;
- To create sustainable employment, new business opportunities and investment;
- To provide a new opportunity for community management of local crown land;
- To provide long term opportunities for achieving a range of community objectives including:
- skills training;
- forest related education;
- social, environment and economic benefits.
- To meet the objectives of the government in respect of environmental stewardship including the management of timber, cultural and heritage resources.