Collaborating with First Nations partners to understand traditional knowledge and cultural values is a cornerstone of Western’s approach to growing a healthy forest industry. This works in concert with our sustainable management practices, like a 250-year planning cycle and our Big Tree Retention Policy.

▶️ This video will introduce you to one aspect of our relationship with the Nanwakolas Council First Nations.


November 15, 2022

Western Forest Products Supports Campbell River Search and Rescue Efforts with $10,000 Donation to Hall Expansion Project

Western Forest Products Inc. today presented $10,000 to the Campbell River Search and Rescue Society in response to their appeal to raise funds for their hall expansion renovation.

The renovation project includes adding a vehicle bay to help store additional response equipment that is currently stored outside. CRSAR provides an important life-saving service to those who are lost or injured in the wilderness of northern Vancouver Island. Their team of dedicated volunteers are responsible for all land and inland waterway search and rescue for one of the largest response areas in British Columbia, from Oyster River to Nootka Island, north to Port Hardy and sections of the mainland coast. Western’s tenure spans much of CRSAR’s response area; as such, it provides access to and maintains many of the trails and recreation sites throughout the vast woodland in the region.

September 12, 2022

Western Contributes $10,000 to TEAAM for Remote Rescue

Western today presented a $10,000 cheque to TEAAM as part of our ongoing commitment to contributing to vibrant, heathy communities.

TEAAM (Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical) is a not for profit society dedicated to providing leading edge medical care in remote, difficult to access locations through its membership-based program. The organization relies on donations to operate and recently opened its fourth base in Campbell River.

July 7, 2022

Bridging Agreement between Quatsino First Nation and Western Forest Products Represents a Meaningful Step Towards Reconciliation and Rights Recognition on North Island

Quatsino First Nation (Quatsino or the Nation) and Western Forest Products Inc. (Western) have entered into an agreement that provides for a joint vision and approach to share opportunities related to forest resources in unceded Quatsino traditional territory. This agreement allows for a “bridging period” of increased stability for forestry workers and North Island communities as Quatsino, Western and the Province continue to pursue longer term reconciliation arrangements that respect and recognize Quatsino’s rights within its territory, and provide for North Island economic stability.

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