Welcome to the North Island - Central Coast Resource  District



San Josef Temporary Road Closure

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is planning a capital upgrade of several bridges and crossing structures on the San Josef Main FSR during the summers of 2018 and 2019. In 2018 we are planning to replace 7 bridges and one embedded CMP between 14.7km and 16km.

The road will be closed for bridge construction during the following periods:

         Monday June 18- Thursday June 21 2018

         Monday June 25- Thursday June 28 2018

         Tuesday Sept 4- Friday Sept 7 2018

         Tuesday Sept 11- Friday Sept 14 2018

We are not planning any road closures in the months of July or August, however if weather conditions in June are too wet, we may need to shut down during July. We will not impact any long weekends.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development Engineering reps Sasha.Ward@gov.bc.ca or Alan.Bratosh@gov.bc.ca.  Thank you for your patience during this capital road upgrade.


General Information

From the Nimpkish Valley on Vancouver Island in the south to Princess Royal Island in the north, the North Island - Central Coast Resource District stretches from the Pacific Ocean to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park over some of the most rugged and beautiful wilderness in British Columbia. It is the home of coastal temperate rainforest, rare wildlife and plant species and contains an abundance of other natural resources.Atnarko River, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

The North Island - Central Coast Resource District office is located in Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island.  With a field office located in the Bella Coola Valley community of Hagensborg, the Central Coast can be reached by Highway 20 from Williams Lake.  It can also be accessed by B.C. Ferries Discovery Coast Passage during the summer months and regular scheduled flights throughout the year.  It is remote, but becoming more well known globally due to the establishment of the Great Bear Rainforest in 2016.


First Nations

For information on the NICCRD First Nations Program, please visit our First Nations Program webpage.

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North Island - Central Coast Resource District
Mailing Address: Box 7000 Port McNeill V0N2R0
Physical Address: 2217 Mine Road Port McNeill V0N2R0
Telephone: 250 956-5000
Facsimile: 250 956-5005
E-Mail:   Forests.NorthIslandCentralCoast DistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca
Central Coast Field Office
Mailing Address:  P.O. BOX 1000 Bella Coola V0T1C0
Physical Address:  1681 Airport Road  Bella Coola  V0T1C0
Telephone:  250 982-2000
Facsimile:  250 982-2090

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