Brinkman Forest Ltd. has been providing forest management services to Haisla for roughly a decade. This relationship progressed to a partnership with the signing of the Haisla Brinkman Forestry Joint Venture in 2013. Through this joint venture the parties jointly manage all forestry-related activities on the Haisla Nation’s traditional territory, which surrounds Kitimat, BC. The scope of the joint venture includes road building, harvesting and clearing and access work for right-of-ways and major projects.
Brinkman’s first major project with the Gitanyow was a Direct Award Contract to perform clearing and access work on approximately 40km of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line. This was done through the Lax Wii Yip / Brinkman Joint Venture, a joint venture consisting of Lax Wii Yip Resource Management Inc., a company owned by the Hereditary Chiefs, and Brinkman Forest Ltd.
Recently Brinkman and GDC formed the Lax Yip Forestry Limited Partnership. Through this LP, Brinkman is managing Gitxsan Forests Inc.’s 387,879 m3 forest license in the Kispiox TSA and assisting with the development of related opportunities such as sawmilling and bioenergy. We believe this is an excellent opportunity and we are excited about rejuvenating forestry in the region.
Brinkman Forest Ltd. are co-owners of a company called Stikine Forest Products. Stikine currently holds a sublicense on FL A64561, which is owned by Cassiar Forest Corporation. This license has an AAC of 120,000 m3 and is located near Bob Quinn, BC.