Coast Tsimshian Resources

Limited Partnership

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.

Our sustainable approach to forestry meets today’s need while also ensuring the availability of our resources for generations to come.

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, Kitimat, and Stewart.

Stewardship of the woodlands  is overseen by B.C. based forestry company  NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd

Coast Tsimshian Resources LP is SAFE Company certified.



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.



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



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.



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.



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


Ryan Monsen

Director of Operations

Glenn Burrell

Area Manager

Donald Ahn

VP Sales & Marketing

NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd
Coast Tsimshian Resources LP’s woodlands are managed by:
NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd.

NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd
Terrace, British Columbia V8G 1K8
Tel: 250.615.2040.


Click on the link below to download the PDF version of the TFL 1 Management Plan.

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