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Coast Tsimshian Resources LP is located in Northwest British Columbia, Canada. It is wholly owned by the Lax Kw’alaams Band. The Lax Kw’alaams Business Development LP provides management and oversight to Coast Tsimshian Resources LP.

Woodlands Info:

Coast Tsimshian Resources LP holds two forest tenures in Northwestern British Columbia, with a combined Allowable Annual Cut (AAC) of over 550,000m³. Based in Terrace, B.C., Coast Tsimshian Resources LP’s woodlands are located within close proximity to the Ports of Prince Rupert and Kitimat.

Coast Tsimshian Resources LP’s woodlands are managed by A&A Trading Ltd.

The primary tree species are:

Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)

Coastal Balsam (Abies amabilis)

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

Products

Hemlock

Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)

Evergreen conifer native to west coast of North America (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana, British Columbia, Southern Alaska).

State tree of Washington State.

 

Characteristics:

shade-tolerant, regenerate very well
naturally, “Self-prune” branches as they grow to produce a tall, branch-free trunk even grain hard (resistant to scraping)

 

Traditional First Nation uses:

inner bark: bread, cakes, eaten whipped with snow and eulachon grease

wood: carvings, spoons, combs, roasting spits, dishes

branches/needles: tea, spice

bark: tanning hides, red dye

roots: strengthen fishing lines

 

Modern Uses:

Solid wood products:
lumber, plywood, log homes, doors, windows, staircases, ladders, flooring, rail way ties, Timbers

Non-solid wood products:
pulp, paper, & specialty cellulose

Specialty cellulose is a material used in the manufacture of the following products:
detergents, wallpaper glue and other glues, lacquers, explosives, industrial yarn, rayon filament for garments, cigarette filters, sponge products, sausage casings, food thickeners for ice cream, milkshakes and other food products, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, eyewear – eyeglasses and contact lenses

Coastal Balsam

Coastal Balsam (Abies amabilis)

Evergreen conifer native to west coast of British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington and Southeast Alaska

Referred to as Pacific Silver Fir in US Pacific Northwest

 

Characteristics:

Grows tall and straight with little taper

Wood is light in weight and appearance and nearly odorless

 

Traditional First Nation uses:

boughs: floor coverings, bedding

bark: boiled for a tonic and for bathing

needles: boiled for a tea to treat colds

wood: house planks, firewood

 

Modern Uses:

Solid wood products:

lumber, doors, windows, furniture parts, moldings, pulp, paper

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Evergreen conifer native British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington and Southeast Alaska.

Provincial Tree of British Columbia.

 

Characteristics:

Wood is extremely resistant to decay and insect damage

 

Traditional First Nation uses:

wood: canoes, totem poles, longhouses, household boxes, tools, utensils, paddles, masks, helmets, armor, and many other art and utility objects

bark: mats, rope and cordage, baskets, clothing, medicines, masks, rain hats, clothing, and other soft goods

branches: cords for fishing line, rope cores, twine

 

Modern Uses:

house siding, interior paneling, outdoor furniture, decking, fencing, roof shakes, utility poles

Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

Evergreen conifer native to coastal British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and Southeast Alaska.

 

Characteristics:

Largest species of spruce in the world

3rd tallest conifer species in the world (after Coastal Redwood & Coastal Douglas Fir)

Wood is light, soft, strong, and flexible

 

Traditional First Nation uses:

roots: hats, baskets, ropes, fishing lines, twine

inner bark/young shoots: source of vitamin C, laxative

pitch: caulk and waterproof boats, harpoons and fishing gear, medicine for burns, boils and other skin irritants, glue

wood: carving

 

Modern Uses:

Lumber, ship building, plywood, musical instruments, airplane construction, pulp, paper

Contact

Dave Martin

VP Operations

dmartin@aatrading.com

Robert Ziegler

Operations Manager

rziegler@aatrading.com

Braydon Machan

Log Trader / Quality Control

bmachan@aatrading.com

Coast Tsimshian Resources LP’s woodlands are managed by A&A Trading Ltd.

A&A Trading Ltd.

#206-4716 Lazelle Avenue

Terrace B.C., V8G 1T2

MANAGEMENT PLAN

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FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN

This Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) has been prepared for the operations of Coast Tsimshian Resources Limited Partnership (“Coast Tsimshian”, “CTR”, or “the FSP Holder”) under Tree Farm License 1 and Forest License A16835 within the Coast Mountains Natural Resource District.

A Forest Stewardship Plan describes strategies and results necessary to achieve consistency with objectives that have been set by government. As long as the approved strategies and results are being achieved, forest operations can proceed.

The FSP describes:

1. the planned areas of interest (known as Forest Development Units or FDUs) that will contain logging and road activities, and

2. results and strategies for each FDU that are consistent with applicable legislation and objectives set by government.

Preparation of an FSP is a requirement of the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), which was enacted on January 31, 2004. The FRPA has set objectives for the following values: soils, timber, water, fish, wildlife, biodiversity, visual quality and cultural heritage resources.

In addition, legislation describes how objectives can be set through regulation or higher-level plans for recreation, resource features and forage. These are the objectives that the results and strategies must be consistent with. For example, if a plan area includes a stream, the results or strategies for riparian areas must be consistent with the government’s overall objective to conserve water quality, fish and wildlife habitats and biodiversity.

The results and strategies must be measurable or verifiable: this will allow the Designated Decision Maker to evaluate whether consistency with the objectives is being achieved. Within the FSP document, the description of each result or strategy will indicate whether it applies to all, some, or just one of the FDUs identified in the FSP.

In addition to the strategies and results, some values are also managed through practice requirements under the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation, which serve as standards for on-the-ground practices. Since these practice requirements are part of the legislation that must be followed, they are not described in the FSP. For example, the regulation contains practice requirements to protect fish and fish habitat by maintaining fish passage and stream channel integrity, and ensuring activities are timed to minimize risk to fish and fish habitat. Therefore, this information is not described in the FSP.

To allow different results and strategies to be applied to different areas where necessary, the FSP describes FDU’s (general areas where forest activities may occur). This Major Amendment encompasses 6 individual FDUs.

The FSP does not identify individual block or road locations for comment. Instead, the blocks or roads have to be consistent with the results and strategies and meet the practice requirements in the legislation. Comments should therefore be focused on proposed strategies and results.

A supporting document has been prepared which includes rationales for the results and strategies described in the FSP, as well as providing descriptions of how the FSP relates to certain resource values. While the Supporting Document is not part of this FSP, it is expected that the reader will refer to it while reviewing this FSP.

Please download the supporting documents for the FSP from the links below.