An amendment was made to an existing Forest Stewardship Plan to harvest timber in the Bob Quinn Forest Development Unit (FDU) under the Non-Replaceable Forest Licence. The licence was a direct award to the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) in the early 2000s. The licence was acquired by Arnold Callbreath, and the Cassiar Forest Corp is the company managing harvesting allowed under the licence. The licence was extended to allow more time to harvest the allowable volume.
The proposed amendment is to allow additional areas to be harvested outside of the Bob Quinn FDU. The licence has a finite amount of volume and once it is obtained or the licence expires, then the licence and harvesting is finished.
Cassiar Forest Corp, the Province, and THREAT attended community meetings in September 2013. The amendment was reviewed as a Level 3 Shared Decision Engagement Record and was completed in December 2013.