Recipient: Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Business Development
Strategy: Community Infrastructure
Description: During the winter of 2006-2007 the Lakes communities experienced record breaking snowfalls, the weight of the snow collapsing buildings, downing power lines and trees from Houston through to Fort Fraser. As a result, there is a need to clean up massive amounts of woody debris on rights of ways, yards, roads, and hay meadows. With the help of NKDF funding assistance, Cheslatta Carrier First Nation will purchase a large capacity wood chipper and contract clean up jobs throughout the area. Once established, the operation will expand to include other types of work, such as tree trimming, pruning, and brush clean-up. The proponent will begin training workers as early as late May 2007 and begin working in the field in late June 2007.