Board of Directors

Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. is governed by a six-member Board of Directors, who are also the CMSL Board of Directors. CMSL provides accounting and administrative support to Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd.  

The CMSL Board of Directors includes 3 reserved seats: (one each) Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation, and the Office of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. The other 3 board members are chosen from the community-at-large and appointed by the Village of Burns Lake.


BLCF staff manage the day-to-day business and carry out the forest management functions.

Frank Varga, General Manager

Donna Brochez, Silviculture Specialist

Ron Harrison, RFT Area Supervisor

Michaella Foster, GIS/Forest Specialist

Colleen Piper, Executive Assistant/Accounting

Reg Blackwell, Equipment Operator