General News · 4th April 2012
Through the efforts of consultation between Klahoose First Nation and Cortes Island community a new relationship has been made for forestry interests on Cortes Island.
The Cortes Community Forestry Cooperative and Klahoose First Nation have agreed today to partner up in a groundbreaking agreement that will solidify a forest management plan on crown lands.
The board of directors for both groups recently met to organize the next step to make this partnership a reality. The two groups agree to join together to create a new limited partnership called ‘Cortes Forestry General Partnership’.
“I am very happy with the efforts of the Cortes Community and the hard work by councilor Kathy Francis and Klahoose First Nation for making a great opportunity for the Island and beyond.” says Chief James Delorme.
The newly formed group will be working on goal-setting for implementing a forest management plan in the weeks ahead.