The province announced today that it has issued the Lake Babine Nation a woodland license.
The area-based license gives the Lake Babine Nation a 25-year term and covers 36,500 hectares, giving the nation an allowable cut of 74,000 cubic metres.
Chief Wilf Adam of the Lake Babine Nation had previously raised concerns that they were only allowed 4% of the timber in their traditional territory.
The province says this license is unique because it extends through two timber supply areas
Chief Adam says negotiations are going well, and a final package that gives them more allowable timber is expected soon.
He adds they’re working to get the best deal they can for their people, and hopes operations will begin as soon as possible.