Gilbert Smith Forest Products

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Woodlands

GSFP is very proud of our accomplishments including administrating high standards for forest management required by the Forest and Range Practices Act and Regulation, The Forest Practices Code of B.C. and other pertinent Provincial and Federal Legislation.

Our operations cover Forest License A18692 and A89106 Timber License T0713, NRFL A56291, and  NRFL A88222 within the Kamloops Timber Supply Area.  Management of our tenures is focused on supplying our sawmill with a good selection of quality timber that allows us to manufacture high quality lumber.  At the same time we continually integrate all other aspects of the forests into our daily management, including First Nations interests, biodiversity, fish, wildlife, range, water and other outdoor recreational activities.

GSFP has a long standing mutually beneficial relationship with Simpcw First Nation. Their traditional territory covers the tenures within which GSFP manages.  GSFP and Simpcw have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that recognizes Simpcw's traditional territory and the rights and responsibilities that accompany that title.  The MOU also recognizes GSFP's objective to maintain a successful forest products company that is integral in the economic sustainability of the North Thompson Valley with steady employment of Simpcw members and local residents.

GSFP Woodlands division has attained SAFE Company Status with the BC Forest Safety Council and requires regular contractors employed by us to have SAFE Company Status.  SAFE Companies promotes a culture where the health and safety of all workers is an over-riding priority and believes safe companies will be a successful company.  Our Woodlands division has over 10 years accident free!