Khowutzun Forest Services
Khowutzun Forest Services (KFS) provides responsible and reliable delivery of forest management objectives through planning, engineering, silviculture, and harvesting services in the Forest Sector on ancestral Cowichan territory. KFS is Safe Certified with the BC Forest Safety Council and has been in business for over 20 years. We are proud to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents of the Cowichan Valley while we plant, maintain, and grow healthy forests in the region.
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF OUR FORESTED LANDS
Traditionally, the Quw’utsun’ People were extensively involved in forestry. We proudly carry on this part of the Quw’utsun’ heritage, creating more jobs for our people while elevating the industry. With a commitment to economic and environmentally sustainable principles, KFS contributes to improved forest health and timber yields while conserving the wildlife habitat of the region.
KFS has a particular focus on refreshing our forests and encouraging new growth, utilizing Khowutzun Freegro Tree Shelters to protect vulnerable tree seedlings and restore the natural habitat of these lands. These durable shelters have an average lifespan of 15 years, offering sustainable solutions for reforestation efforts in the Cowichan Valley. KFS is also engaged in carbon sequestering and bank stabilization projects, restoring the lower flow of the Cowichan River and habitat to create bank stability and reintroduce cedar and hemlocks, which are native to the area.
CREATING OPPORTUNITY AS WE GROW
Khowutzun Forest Services is owned by the Cowichan Tribes, the largest First Nation Band in BC with over 4,900 community members. KFS provides significant employment opportunities to the Cowichan Valley, contributing to the economic growth of the region with one of the largest labour pools in the Nation. We are committed to upholding sustainable resource management practices and making meaningful contributions to the communities we serve.
We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in becoming a part of the KFS team!
KHOWUTZUN FOREST SERVICES
PO Box 967, 200 Cowichan Way
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3Y2
PHONE: (250) 746-4555