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Lheidli T’enneh gets forestry licence

A new forestry licence will allow a Prince George area First Nation to harvest and manage timber in its traditional territory.

The BC Government has issued the The Lheidli T’enneh a 25-year First Nations woodland licence.

The licence will allow the First Nation to log 25,000 cubic metres of timber a year from two parcels of Crown Land east of Prince George.

The land in question covers nearly 7,200 hectares near Tabor Mountain and Sugar Bowl-Grizzly Den Provincial Park.

Chief Dominic Frederick says the licence will contribute to the Band’s overall forestry program which he says provides significant benefits to the Lheidli T’enneh.

It is the fourth First Nations woodland licence issued since the BC government started the program in 2011.

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