Projects G to M
GIS Database Project
PAGC Forestry was successful in obtaining funding through the First Nation Forestry Program to provide a term position. This project is intended to develop management level inventories and capacity for GIS development for Land Managers. This project will provide updated inventory data useful in land use planning and the requirements of meaningful consultation. This also allows for negotiations for resource partnership, impact benefit agreements and business development in forest inventory and forest management opportunities.
Junior Ranger Program
Stanley Mission, Sturgeon Lake, Hatchet Lake,
The financial administration of this program is the responsibility of the host community, and supported through funding proposals submitted and approved through the First Nation Forestry Program.
It is accomplished with assistance from Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Prince Albert Grand Council, Sturgeon Lake First Nation, James Smith Cree Nation, First Nation Island Forest Management Inc. and the Prince Albert Model Forest along with subsidiary contributions from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and the Canadian Forest Service.
The initial direction of this program was to give Aboriginal Youth an introduction into careers in the forestry industry. The program has had success in other provinces, and with the direct involvement with the First Nation communities, it has become successful here as well.
The program has a training itinerary in place for youth, which involves many areas related to the Forest Industry, including reforestation, inventory, cultivation, and preservation of our forests. With the training given, the youth can make a sound decision of whether or not to seek a career in Forestry. This program has given young First Nation individuals a chance to change their future and how they view society and their involvement with that society.
Meetoos Forest Products – Amisk Atik
Meetoos Forest products conducted a tree planting project to provide OH & S Training and practical skills in tree planting for PBCN Band members in pursuit of future tree planting services for Amisk-Atik within the defined area of their Term Supply License (TSL). PAGC as a project partner coordinated the delivery of the OH & S training to meet the training requirements for tree planting contracts.
PA Model Forest/Forest Communities Program
PAGC along with other organizations form a partnership called the Prince Albert Model Forest. The Vision Statement of the Model Forest is “We envision the Prince Albert Model Forest as a landscape demonstrating the spirit of Sustainable Forest Management through the power of working together”: Ma Maw Wechehetowin – working together/ helping each other. PAGC is represented on the PAMF Executive by the Forestry Program Manager as the Vice President. The PAMF is a non – profit partnership of forest users who are committed to enhancing forest sustainability through research, education and the equitable sharing of forest resources.