PowellRiverForestAreaThe "local" forest described in this website is the area bounded by Jervis inlet, Georgia Strait and Toba Inlet, plus the north-eastern islands of Georgia Strait. 

This area is almost identical to that of the Tla'amin Nation traditional territory, with small sections next to Jervis Inlet the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation, and on the west and north the Klahoose Nation.

The PRFHS web team acknowledges and respects the ancestral, traditional territory of the First Nations on whose territory we work, live and play.

This Forestry Heritage website attempts to record and celebrate the history of forest land stewardship shared by industry, government and First Nations.

Click for more information about our landscapes and watersheds; some Forestry management processes and forest recreation opportunities.

 Forest Ecology  Most of the local forest is in two ecology zones described nicely in brochures:

Forest Stewardship within the Powell River Forest is shared byTSA-tenure

BC Government for Parks and protected areas (several shown in light green)

City of Powell River and PR Regional District - BC Land held by them

Crown Land - Forest Tenures, with stewardship by the tenure holder, monitoring by MoF staffs and the Forest Practices Board

  • the dominant TFL 39 (Stillwater Timberlands), managed by WFP and predecessors since 1961
  •  our two Community Forests (Sliammon CF and Powell River CF) since 2008
  • Forest Woodlots, (Westlake Woodlands and Tla'amin)
  •  Pacific Timber Supply Area, shown blue with brown border to the right; with stewardship by BC Timber Sales, since 2012
  • Sunshine Coast Timber Supply Area  (crown land not in area-based  tenures), managed by the Duncan street office. SC TSA website contains timber supply analysis and AAC rationale):
    • other areas charted to BC Timber Sales
    • forest licences, firewood licences etc.

Privately owned land

  • Tla'amin First Nations, about 8000 hectares, including 6000 hectares Treaty Settlement Lands effective April 2016,
  • Managed Forests
    • Island Timberlands

 Forest Access

Sunshine Coast Natural Resource District Access maps 

WFP access map