Land Management Department

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has 49,536 acres of reserve land, plus some fee simple properties which are at: Summit Lake (56 ha. and the Mackenzie Junction (43 ha.) that we are managing.  Land Management in conjunction with the Economic Development department must try to utilize these lands in an environmental sustainable way and generate an income with them.  The reserve land we have is mostly used by forestry.  In the future the Band would like to have other uses of the land; such as having cabins and using them to exercise our traditional activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, berry picking and gathering.  Other ideas would be to create eco-tourism opportunities.  What would you, as our Tse’Khene people like to see with our land management?  Let us know!

MLIB Land Management Department

Alec Chingee, Manager (250) 750-4656 |

Daris Gillis, GIS Technologist (250) 750-6862 | 

Tania Solonas, Clerk (250) 750-6860 |

MLIB Fax (250) 750-4420

MLIB Land Management Committee

Sam Chingee, Committee Member

Broken Arrow Inyallie, Committee Member okeyinyallie77@gmail.comm

Paul McNabb-Tylee, Committee Member pmtylee@gmail.comm

Nathan Prince, Committee Member nathanpaulprince@outlook.comm

Anita Vallee, Committee Member

Yasmin Prince, Council Liaison

Cheryl Chingee, Support

Marion Jackson, Support

The Land Management Committee will be meeting monthly, with dates to be announced.  Please call the Land Management Clerk, Tania Solonas at (250) 750-6860 for the next meeting date, as these meetings are open to our membership.


Present: Paul McNabb-Tylee (LMC member), Broken Arrow Inyallie (LMC member), Cheryl Chingee (LMC previous member), Anita Vallee (LMC member), Nathan Prince (LMC member), Tania Solonas (LM Clerk), and Patti Wight (Developmental & Operational Support Technician, First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Inc.). 

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Subject: FW: Fish Tissue Collection and Recording Procedures

Good Day Everyone,

Attached are the Fish Capture and Collection sheets from Randy Baker of Azimuth Consulting Group.  Randy Baker has just completed the first year of the Williston Lake Reservoir mercury concentration.  They are continuing with the study and the Fish SOP Capture and Creel Sheets attached show the method for sample testing.  There is room in the NRC freezer (downstairs) that is clearly marked for Fish Samples.  The sample bags are available at the front desk.  I will have a few in my jeep for whenever I see people fishing in our area, along with instructions.  If you want me to grab a few for you specifically, let me know and I will keep them in my jeep for you.  Randy noted to follow the fillet style sample method which starts on page 4.  He also wants to know about fish consumption patterns from the Williston Lake Reservoir and surrounding lakes that it feeds into.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Randy Baker as noted on the sheets. 



Latest News by Land Management:

  • It is with great enthusiasm that we bring to you the latest and greatest news from the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest (MLMCF).  The MLMCF is a joint partnership with the District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Indian Band, and holds a Community Forest Agreement Tenure with an area of 24,664 ha.  The MLMCF Mission Statement is: The McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation will strive to fulfill its environmental, economic and social objectives.  The community forest will be managed under the principles of ecological sustainability, economic viability, local employment, localized value-added or manufacturing opportunities, forestry education and training, identification and recognition of culturally significant areas, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • The directors and their Finance Committee have been working diligently on a MLMCF Funding Policy that will enhance the Community Forest tenure area, and eligible candidates must live or have lived in Mackenzie and/or McLeod Lake or be a MLIB member.  They are sponsoring $100,000 this coming year for community projects, with first consideration given to proposals for amounts in the range of $10,000-$25,000.  They also anticipate sponsoring a similar amount in each coming year, based on availability of funds, as well as how many applicants apply and what types of applications are received. 
The deadline for applications to be received is no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017!  They can be e-mailed to and/or, or mailed to McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest at PO Box 579 Mackenzie BC V0J 2C0 or hand delivered to Jim Atkinson at 407 Stuart Drive or Deb Hale at the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce office at 88 Centennial Drive Mackenzie BC V0J 2C0. 
As this is the first year for funding proposals, and it is a living document, they are flexible so that they can serve the communities better.  Please read the criteria in the MLMCF Funding Policy Sept 12 16.
There is also $100,000 that will be available to support Forestry and Natural Resource Related Education and Training.  Please note however, that the education and training portion policy is not completed as of yet, and the Board will work with agencies such as the Mackenzie Secondary School or post-secondary institution such as the College of New Caledonia to set this up.  It will include formal education, trades and capacity building; all levels of the education system including university, college, and trades training to fund bursaries, scholarships and/or trades training.
If you have any questions, please contact any one of the Directors that are on the board on behalf of the McLeod Lake Indian Band:
Esa Aatelma, Director, MLMCF at (250) 750-6861 or via e-mail at; or
Alec Chingee, Director, MLMCF at (250) 750-6856 or via e-mail at; or
Lionel Chingee, Director, MLMCF at (250) 750-4415 or via e-mail at; or
Tania Solonas, Director, MLMCF at (250) 750-6860 or via e-mail at

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Land Managment Mission and Vision Statement: 

“To develop and implement policies and guidelines for the preservation and management of McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) lands and resources to ensure and enhance the long-term sustainability of these resources for the future of the Tse’Khene of MLIB.”