Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc. Continue Along Shared Path to Reconciliation

March 20, 2018 – Port Alberni, British Columbia – Huu-ay-aht First Nations (“Huu-ay-aht”) and Western Forest Products Inc. (“Western”) today announced the signing of a Reconciliation Protocol Agreement. This agreement continues progress along the shared path to reconciliation and a joint vision for a safe, competitive and forward-looking forest sector in the Alberni Valley.

Read the entire news release here: Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc. Continue Along Shared Path to Reconciliation.

Port McNeill Rotary Trail Receives Donation

Western Forest Products donated $20,000 to Port McNeill’s rotary trail where people can safely walk, run and bike alongside the working forest.

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BC Companies Come Together To Clean Up Derelict Boats in Cowichan Bay

Western Forest Products joined forces with two other companies to share the costs of removing six derelict boards from Cowichan Bay.

The full article and video footage can be viewed here.

A New Agreement With Quatsino First Nation

Chief James Nelson of Quatsino First Nation has signed a new agreement with WFP on Northern Vancouver Island. “Quatsino First Nation is committed to the government of the Quatsino Territory for the benefit of current and future generations,” said Chief Nelson.

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B.C. Tall Trees Help Restore Japan’s Tall Ship

The reconstructed Spanish ship, San Juan Batista, was restored with masts supplied from WFP after the ship was damaged by the 2011 tsunami off of Japan’s east coast.  Read more…


Eye on BC’s Forests: The FPB Newsletter

The Forest Practices Board Summer 2016 Newsletter Chair’s message highlights the two notable practices found in the Board’s 2015/16 audit of WFP, involving assessing terrain stability and tracking the condition and status of forest road bridges.

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Western Forest Products’ Good Practices Noted in Audit

An audit of Western Forest Products Inc.’s (WFP) operations in the Campbell River district found that planning and practices complied with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, according to a report released today.

“The board is pleased that we have two notable practices to report in this audit.  Read more…

Industry Welcomes Conservation & Logging Agreement in the Great Bear Rainforest

Collaboration delivers certainty for forests, communities & jobs, say companies.

Today’s announcement of the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order by the Government of BC and First Nations is being applauded by five BC forest product companies as a unique solution for a globally significant area.  Read more…

Loon Lake Upgrade Project Nearly Complete

A dozen-year multi-million-dollar capital upgrade is mostly complete at the Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre, setting it up for the next half century.

The latest project was the completion of the new Bentley Family Hall, a 160-seat dining room made out of timbers harvested on site in the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, at the north end of 232nd Street. The hall’s grand opening took place Oct. 1. Read more…

Les Leyne: ’Namgis logging deal seen as triple win

A new angle was introduced Friday in one of the many stalled treaty negotiations with B.C. First Nations. It funds logging operations on proposed settlement lands even before a treaty is signed. Read more…