First Nations

The majority of Burns Lake Community Forest is within the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples encompassed within Tsayu Tatl’at Bin, Gilseyhu Honeagh Bin, and Laksilyu Tselh K’iz Bin Clan and Houses.

The Office of the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en is the administrative organization that acts in the interests of most local First Nations, Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have representation on the BLCF Board of Directors and are actively involved in the Community Forest.

The BLCF engages with other First Nations where the K1A licence overlaps traditional territories.

BLCF is working to provide First Nations and the local communities with confidence in forest management through engagement with Indigenous representatives, stewardship and operational practices, and input on forest development plans.