First Nations Forest Tenures

Forest Tenures Woodland Licence

The First Nations Woodland Licence recognizes 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 will allow 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.

Free Use Permits

First Nations requesting free use of Crown timber for traditional and cultural activities are issued free-use permits if requests meet criteria specified by forestry legislation and the free use permit policy. This policy also gives direction on applications, criteria, applicability to treaty First Nations and permit administration.