As a local Haida owned company, North Pacific Timber Corporation is equipped to harvest timber in a more sustainable and selective manner while at the same time participating in the building a stronger local forest economy. The forests of Haida Gwaii play an important role in all our lives by way of culture, community, and economy through recreation, tourism, cultural activities, community events and forestry.
We recognize the future of timber harvesting on our islands must take into account the balancing of these competing factors and feel this can be achieved in part by increasing sustainable harvest practices, by fostering greater community involvement in the forestry sector with more
local employment opportunities with local contractors and by supporting the growth of a local value added wood industry.
It’s all in the details
SELECT TIMBER HARVEST
Sustainable harvesting of standing timber is our primary focus and we are equipped to harvest stands on all types of terrain. While meeting minimum volume requirements we believe a forest can remain as an intact and healthy ecosystem while still meeting fibre to market needs. Get in touch to see where we can help achieve your select harvest needs.
Customized to your preferences
With over 20 years of falling experience we provide premium falling contract services. Falling, bucking, danger tree removal, clearing snags and select harvest falling are all services we can provide. Contact us about your project requirements.
Efficient. Reliable. Quality.
PREMIUM WOOD SALVAGE
Our cable harvesting and standard logging equipment, combined with our falling/bucking team, allow us the tools to specialize in the salvage of post harvest or naturally downed timber.
Offering unique, custom and special selection wood to order.
SPECIALTY WOOD PRODUCTS
We are proud to support local value added wood production and products. Contact us to discuss your needs or to find out what we offer.
Kris brings 20 years experience in the logging industry. Among the many area’s he’s worked in, he’s focused primarily on falling, cable yarding and salvage. Over the last several years this has also included managing worksites and crews with a detailed eye for safety and attention to quality work. His experience brings a level of merit to our harvesting practices with multiple training
certificates that include certification as a falling supervisor and forest supervisor as recognized by WCB and the BC Forest Safety Council.
Business Strategy and Support
Danny is a community minded business owner who has many years of entrepreneurship experience through
owning and running local companies in the tourism and marine service industries. In addition he has created youth and adult community based training initiatives for School District 50, the Skidegate Band Council and the Province of BC in cultural, job skills and forestry based programming. His strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with his business management and logistics
experience provides a strong foundation for NPTC.
Trent brings important experience and skills with respect to political and community accountability. He served for 8 years as the Lands, Housing and Resource manager for the Skidegate Band Council and is a strong leader in community lead initiatives with partners ranging from other local municipalities to large corporate and governmental agencies such as BC Hydro and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Supporting team member
Nika is currently the Curator at the Haida Gwaii Museum. As a representative for the Haida Nation’s cultural values at the 2005/06 Haida Gwaii Land Use Community Planning
Table her commitment to cultural integrity, most
notably the respect given to the lands, waters and forests of Haida Gwaii, is paramount in our company’s vision and represents a cornerstone for NPTC.
Supporting team member
Janine is a Skidegate community member and represents the core values of the very people we are working for.
A mother to 3 children, she depends on the forest for all aspects of her life from recreation to sustenance and culture to economy. Because the forests of Haida Gwaii
effect so much of Janine’s life she symbolizes one of the most important aspects of our company’s vision - a community member that depends on every aspect of a healthy forest for a healthy life.
HOW IS NORTH PACIFIC TIMBER CORPORATION HAIDA OWNED?
Of the 5 owners of North Pacific Timber Corporation, all are from Haida Gwaii and 3 are of Haida ancestry. We are proudly Haida owned and locally run.
HOW IS NORTH PACIFIC TIMBER CORPORATION DIFFERENT FROM ITS COMPETITORS?
At North Pacific Timber we are committed to sustainable harvest practices and supporting value added wood products on Haida Gwaii. As a company we are not driven by monetary gains as much as we are by effecting changes in how we see and harvest our forests. We strive to be the change we want to see.
WHY DOES NORTH PACIFIC TIMBER CORPORATION WANT TO FOCUS ON SELECT HARVESTING?
The owners of NPTC are strongly rooted in the community and culture of Haida Gwaii. We have long recognized the need to change harvest practices from standard clear cuts, which produce up to 30% wastage of cut timber alone, to a retention system that allows for timber to be harvested while leaving a standing forest with a healthy ecosystem in place. This allows our forests to be utilized by way of culture, community, and economy through recreation,
tourism, cultural activities, community events and forestry.
WHY DO VALUE ADDED? WHY NOT SERVE THE MARKET DEMAND FOR RAW LOGS?
Haida Gwaii is world renowned for it's forests. It is widely recognized as having some of the finest stands of Cedar, Spruce, Hemlock and Pine.
At NPTC we believe that just as those trees seeded and grew here, so too should the economy they support. Manufacturing logs into various products locally provides important local employment opportunities and further connects our communities to our forests.
HOW CAN I ENGAGE NORTH PACIFIC TIMBER CORPORATIONS SERVICES OR FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS?
Contact us today!
SHOP: 1409 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte B.C.
OFFICE: House 750, Oceanview Subdivision, PO Box 1535, Skidegate, B.C.
Harvesting Supervisor 778-260-0115
Business Administration 250-637-1111