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As a Forestry Referrals Officer, it has been my job to serve the interests of the McLeod Lake Indian Band members as a communicator and organizer between the forest industry and the McLeod Lake Indian Band. I look over the proposed developments within the McLeod Lake Indian Band’s Traditional Territory related to forestry developments. I organize and assess from the information we have, whether there would be any potential impacts to your Treaty Rights. The traditional and cultural land uses forged by the past and the present through hunting, trapping, fishing, gathering, and the historic system of trails that have been used to sustain families and travel across the valleys and mountains of your Traditional Territory. That their preservation and acknowledgement are my biggest priority. These collaborative discussions take place to identify and protect the forests, waterways, and wildlife for present and future generations to continue practicing and utilizing the land.
MLIB Forestry Referrals Officer, Cody Ross
Photo: Spruce bettle
Forestry Referral Officer