Tano T'enneh General Partner Corporation
July 27, 2023
1041 Whenun Rd, Prince George
Job Type
Application Deadline
Open until filled
British Columbia


Position                                 : Forest Resources Manager, RPF

Division/ Department        : Tano T’enneh Administration

Salary                                    : TBD-Market Competitive Salary and Benefit Package

Type of Position                  : Full Time permanent

Job Location                       : The position is located in Prince George, BC and is part of a larger   team within the Lheidli T’enneh organization.

Report to                               : Chief Executive Officer of Tano T’enneh General Partner Corporation

Hours                                       : Monday to Friday 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM, 37.5 hrs /week.


The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation is located in Prince George, BC.  Rich in forest resources, the traditional territory of the nation spans an area from west of Prince George east to the Alberta boundary.  The Nation, through its business arm, Tano T’enneh Limited Partnership, holds both a First Nation Woodland License and a Community Forest License with a collective annual allowable cut of approximately 400,000 m3.

Reporting to the CEO of Tano T’enneh General Partner Corporation, the business arm of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, the Forest Resource Manager will focus on the management and growth of the corporation’s forestry assets, while recognizing the importance of the traditional values of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.


Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Increase the forest assets by expanding timber volume under tenure and in the negotiation of new financial contracts for the sale of timber.
  • Through sustainable forest stewardship planning, work with industry partners to develop sustainable forest management practices on its forest licenses as well as throughout the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation in a manner that reflects the traditional and cultural values of the Nation.
  • Work with industry partners in the management of the corporation’s forest licenses to ensure contractual requirements are met and earnings achieved.
  • Work with and lead the natural resources staff in permit reviews and referrals.
  • Negotiate and renew forest contract relationship agreements with forest industry partners.
  • Develop strong working relationships with government staff in the Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • Respond to government forest policy issues as a representative of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation
  • Participate in the Lheidli T’enneh government to government committee that addresses forest and economic issues and policy as it affects the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
  • Assist the General Manager and Directors of LTN Contracting Ltd. in guiding the growth of the logging company.
  • Working closely with Natural Resources Department of Lheidli T’enneh.

Operational Forestry:

  • Stewardship planning and monitoring
  • Engagement in administration of Canfor License Management Agreement, including cutting permits, planning, cut control and financial analysis.
  • Referrals – review processes and best practices
  • Monitoring cutting permits, harvesting levels and silviculture.
  • Report to Board of Directors and Chief and Council (and community) on actions on forest practices and on status of forest tenures through the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Engagement in forest revenue sharing with Government agencies.
  • Engagement with LTN Contracting

Forest Policy:

  • Understand government forest policy framework.
  • Established contacts in the Ministry of Forests at Provincial, Regional and District levels.
  • Negotiate G2G agreements with the Ministry of Forests
  • Seek new forest tenure opportunities.
  • Engagement with Ministry of Forests on forest policy
  • Establish and maintain industrial contacts and relationships.
  • Negotiate license management agreements for LTFN held tenures.


  • The incumbent is a Registered Forest Professional with several years of experience working in the forest industry and/or government.
  • Past Experience working with First Nations is important.
  • The individual shall be a self-motivated individual with proven interpersonal skills with strong communication and strategic thinking skills. An understanding of the forest sector, economics and factors affecting the forest industry are important.  The incumbent shall have an awareness of government policies as they apply to First Nations and forestry.  The ability to assess financial implications and negotiate financial contracts is important, whether with the forest industry or government.
  • Willing to have a criminal and vulnerable sector check.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to apply:

Submit resume with cover letter and three work related references (Please do not use personal reference) to:

Confidence Ben

Human Resources Manager

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation

1041 Whenun Road, Prince George, BC, V2K 5X8

Website: http://www.lheidli.ca

Email: jobs@lheidli.ca


No phone calls will be accepted.

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