Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest and Chief Jeff Jones of the Pacheedaht First Nation sign agreement. (Submitted)

Forest company and First Nation move ahead together

As another of a series of agreements, the Pacheedaht First Nation signs MoU with TimberWest

The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nations culture.

Environmental stewardship and restoration projects, forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities are also part of this move towards a new future.

“TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of TimberWest, praising the idea of open dialogue.

“We look forward to the next several years working alongside the Pacheedaht First Nation,” he said.

The MoU commits both parties to work together for mutual benefit and share knowledge and expertise on sustainable forest management practices, while collaborating on important cultural and environmental objectives.

“We have worked closely with TimberWest for many years, specifically on environmental projects through the San Juan Stewardship Roundtable,” says Pacheedaht Chief Jeff Jones. “It is a natural next step for us to formalize our joint commitments on additional partnership projects, and business opportunities. We are excited about the future projects we will accomplish with TimberWest over the coming years under the MoU.”

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