(Unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, Prince George, B.C. – April 27, 2021) — A task group made up of representatives from the Carrier Sekani First Nations, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and the Province of British Columbia has been meeting since February this year to ensure the safety and protection of CSFN communities during the 2021 tree planting season.
Some of the COVID-19 safety protocols in place to protect communities as tree planters arrive include a 14-day monitoring for out-of-province workers along with a requirement that those workers don’t leave camp or accommodations for that same period of time. Additional protocols have been further outlined in a Provincial Health Order.
Representatives on the task group will continue to meet on a frequent and regular basis throughout the planting season. While supporting reforestation and the forest economy, the task group will ensure culturally and ecologically significant areas on the territories are avoided and that safety protocols are followed to the satisfaction of the Carrier Sekani First Nations.
The 2021 tree planting season is expected to begin in the coming weeks throughout the Carrier Sekani First Nation territories.
Audrey McKinnon, Communications Officer; 250-617-3862, email@example.com