CRIBCO Forest Products Ltd.

Holds three forest tenures: a non-replicable forest license; a woodlot license; and a First Nations Woodland license.

Two are long-term, area-based tenures, one is a volume-based tenure. The total cut for all three tenures combined is just under 21,000 cubic meters per year.

CRIBCO Forest Products Ltd. is owned by the Wei Wai Kum First Nation and managed on a fee-for-service basis by Capacity Forest Management.

The non-replaceable forest license has main operating areas: Stafford Apple and Hayden Bay, northwest of Campbell River. The woodlot is in Hayden Bay. The third license has two operating areas: Hayden Bay and a section of land near Pie Lake.

Contact: 250-287-2120 (Capacity Forest Management Ltd.) | info@capfor.ca

Hours: 8 am – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday


The was issued in June, 2015. It was only the third such license issued in the province. These licences recognize First Nations’ asserted interests in the land and resources, including the protection of traditional use practices, the harvest and management of non-timber forest products, and other benefits. This long-term and area-based tenure allows First Nations to have an increased role in forest stewardship, to protect traditional uses, to manage forest and land use in the area, and to improve their ability to secure investment and loans.