Prince George

The city is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, in the central part of the province, positioned at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has secured enhanced forest stewardship benefits and exclusive timber harvesting rights on their territories through a First Nations Woodland Licence (FNWL) in a significant forest tenure opportunity agreement, reached through government-to-government negotiations with the B.C. government, fostering cooperation and reconciliation efforts.

Prince George has a rich forestry history, playing a key role in BC’s industry development, evolving from logging camps to a wood product hub. University of Northern British Columbia and College of New Caledonia are both located in Prince George, which have well-known forestry programs crafting the future forest workers. Today, the city’s forestry sector remains essential to its economy, emphasizing sustainable practices, research, and community engagement to balance economic growth with environmental preservation.

About Forestry Friendly Communities BC

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Forestry Friendly Communities was started in 2016 as a way to celebrate the proud history and rich future of BC’s coast forest sector.  The term “Forestry Friendly” is intended to recognize pride in, and an ongoing commitment to BC’s forestry sector. In fact, the forest sector supports 1 in 16 jobs in BC. It also contributes $12.4 billion to the provincial GDP and injects $2.5 billion in taxes and fees to the three levels of government.

For more than a century, the forest sector has fueled our coastal economy and shaped our communities. Today, people and businesses across BC’s coastal region depend on transportation networks and other services developed for our forest sector. Families are able to earn a living while enjoying a unique West Coast lifestyle.

Forestry Friendly Communities is proudly brought to you by companies and associations working in forestry in coastal BC.