Often the first trees to grow after clear cutting are hardwoods like aspen, birch, alder and cottonwoods
THE BABINE LAKE COMMUNITY FOREST SOCIETY
The Society is comprised of four people, two from the Lake Babine Nation and two from the Municipality of Granisle.
Directors Gordon Alec, and Leon Taylor are members of the Lake Babine Nation. Directors Gail Warren and Larry Carlson are members of the Community of Granisle. Gail Warren and Gordon Alec are Co Chairs. The society operates under Roberts Rules of Order. Decision making is carried out by consensus. The Society is a partnership of two cultures working together in harmony for common goals.
The Board of Directors are supported by Clarke Advisory, Frederick and Sonia Clarke a consultancy who manages the finances and carries out economic development research to identify small business opportunities. They are also supported by Peter Tweedie who is a Registered Professional Forester, with Tyhee Forest Consultants Ltd.
The Community Forest holds Forest Land License K4D which is comprised of some 12,500 hectares located on the western side of Babine Lake within the traditional lands of the Babine Lake Nation.
The Board of Directors have a strong interest in the development of under developed resources such as hardwood potentials. They also have a very high level of concern because of the virtual disappearance of the moose in this area. The moose population seems to have collapsed.