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History

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation was formed by the two partners in the spring of 2017.  The joint venture was originally formed to address the 100,000 hectares of dead pine left in the Chilcotin region and to rehabilitate those stands into productive forests. The fires in the summer of 2017 amplified the need to address heavily burned forest stands with minimal economic values.

CCR first applied for funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) and received a $3.4 million grant to reduce wildfire risk and rehabilitate mountain pine beetle damaged forests near Alexis Creek. Subsequent applications to FESBC yielded approximately $34 million in additional grant funding, greatly helping in the rehabilitation of the Chilcotin forests.

CCR works with other major partners such as Natural Resources Canada and their 2 Billion Trees Program, as well as Shell Canada and their Carbon Initiative project. We negotiate long-term silviculture contracts with local forest companies and are involved in the Landscape Planning initiative with the Province of BC.

We have also partnered with DroneSeed, Tŝideldel Enterprises Ltd, Dechen Ventures, Consus Management Ltd., Eniyud Community Forest, 100 Mile Community Forest,  Pricewaterhouse Cooper, and Tolko Industries Ltd..

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Joe Alphonse

Director of CCR and Chief
of Tl'etinqox Government

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Paul Grinder

Director of CCR and member of Tl’etinqox Government

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Otis Guichon

Director of CCR and Chief
of Tŝideldel First Nation

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George Mack

Director of CCR and Councillor
of Tl’etinqox Government

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Percy Guichon

Director of CCR and Councillor
of Tŝideldel First Nation

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Irvin Charleyboy

Director of CCR and former
Chief of Tŝideldel First Nation

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Staff

Phil Theriault

General Manager,
Tsi Del Del Enterprises

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Laura Ball

Office Administrator

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Daniel Persson

Forestry Superintendent
Tsi Del Del Enterprises

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Hugh Flinton

Forestry Manager

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Percy Guichon
Executive Director of CCR and
Tŝideldel First Nation Councillor

"As an Indigenous business partnership, CCR is proud to represent the successes of Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs. Our success demonstrates that First Nations can take the lead in forest management and make significant contributions to the economy, while also being thoughtful stewards of the land. I’m proud to represent my community. It’s rewarding to collaborate with my community, other First Nation bands, industry leaders, and government; to create meaningful employment and build capacity in the forestry sector. Together, we can build stronger, healthier, and safer First Nation communities. We are open to innovative partnerships and collaborations.”

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To Learn more about Tŝideldel First Nation... click here

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To Learn more about Tl'etinqox Government... click here

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The forest sector has long been a large contributor to the Central Tsilhqot’in First Nations communities. Tŝideldel First Nation and Tl’entinqox understand the necessity to supply security to local community members and offer, at a minimum, sustained employment opportunities.

Tŝideldel currently has a population of 696 registered members and Tl’etinqox has a population of 1601 registered members. Both, the Tŝideldel and Tl’etinqox communities would like to ensure that they can continue to support their families and live on their traditional land base, to the best of their capability.

Through the continuation of CCR, over time, the local communities can boost economic growth and sustainability by investing in and training a skilled workforce which is less expendable, more adaptable to change and better able to contribute to productivity and growth and the creation of new jobs.

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