Forest Fuel Management Quaaout #1

– Public Comments Invited – Start of Public Comments Period

Notice of intent to make a determination

Forest Fuel Management on Quaaout #1

December 1, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the Forest Fuel Management on Quaaout #1, located in Quaaout #1  is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

The project consist in building permanent and temporary forestry roads to support timber harvesting and forest fuel reduction activities.

Written comments must be submitted by December 31 2021 to:

Alexandre Vignola


Latest update

Vancouver – February 16, 2022 Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Forest Fuel Management on Quaaout #1 is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects].

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • Identified in the Timber Permit, the Forest Fuel Management prescription, and the Environmental Screening Report, issued to SkwlaxTimber Partnership LLP.


Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
4 Notice of Determination JPG (129 KB) February 16, 2022
3 2 Latest Update Public comment period closed JPG (68 KB) January 7, 2022
2 Forest Fuel Management Quaaout #1 JPG (460 KB) November 30, 2021
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period JPG (124 KB) November 30, 2021


Alexandre Vignola
600-1138 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S4
Telephone: 604-363-2763

  • Location

    • Quaaout #1 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Forestry
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Skwlax Little Shuswap Lake Band
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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