Nadina Forest District


The Nadina Forest District is located on roughly 2.6 million  hectares in north central British Columbia. The District  extends from Tweedsmuir Park in the south to the Babine   mountains in the north and from Hungry Hill in the east to the  Endako River in the east.

The District was created as the result of the merger of the  Lakes Forest District and the Morice Forest District in 2003. It presently operates out of the main office in Burns Lake and a field office in Houston.

Forestry is the major activity in the area along with ranching,  mining, tourism and service industries.

The main communities of the District include Burns Lake,  Houston and Granisle. The population of the entire district is  approximately 12,500.

The annual allowable cut (AAC) for the District has steadily increased since the late 1990ís as a result of the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic on the interior plateau. The present AAC is approximately 5.2 millon cubic meters. In addition, the range program for the entire northwest of British Columbia, based out of Burns Lake, administers approximately 24,000 AUM (animal unit months) for grazing of livestock.

The forests of the Nadina District provide for a wide range of resources including forest products, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation and tourism amenities. Recreational use of the forests is high due to the close proximity of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the high concentration of lakes and water courses. Recreational activities are primarily fishing, boating and hunting. The visual quality of the Districtís landscapes are important to recreation and tourism.

If you would like to know more about the Nadina Forest District please contact our office
at 250-692- 2200.