Chief Simon John, Board, Members and Founders of Strategic Natural Resource Consultants (SNRC) are pleased to announce the Ehattesaht Chinehkint Nation’s purchase of the majority stake of SNRC, one of the world’s largest service companies -British Columbia Natural Resource Consulting.

“Our members asked us to find investments and opportunities that will help our country grow and we saw a perfect fit,” John said. “We think the strengths they have as a business are really what we need as a nation, but we’re more excited about having a successful business across the province that works for many industries and has great leadership and a team that wants to embrace new technologies.

SNRC is one of the most reputable natural resource consulting firms on the West Coast. The SNRC adopts an innovative and resourceful problem-solving model that is reflected in its technical expertise, project management and planning. This belief in ingenious thinking is also reflected in its implementation. SNRC employs dynamic professionals in the field across British Columbia who are industry leaders in resource and land management, professional forestry, construction support services, the environment, geomatics and the development of remote site projects.

“We know it will help our members with employment and mentorship opportunities and at the same time it will do a great job for its clients and customers,” added Chief John. “Ehattesaht means something big is coming down the river and with this major business and commercial real estate, our forestry permits and other investments, we are getting closer to a real part of Canada.

Nations have long used consulting firms to support their land planning functions, government relations, forestry operations, and other businesses. By acquiring SNRC, Ehattesaht will be able to accelerate a number of its opportunities by accessing the right professional for the right project to support the community and take advantage of all the technical and operational structures associated with a consulting firm. professional.

“Our relationship with the Ehattesaht has grown over the years and when they approached us, we were both honored and excited,” said Niels Jorgensen, Founder and Managing Partner of SNRC. “With one of the partners wanting to move on, the timing worked out well and our staff across BC are thrilled. I think everyone views Ehattesaht’s move as a validation of how our business has operated over the years and having new directors will allow us to navigate the changing landscape of Indigenous community relations in Colombia. British.

About Ehattesaht First Nation

The Ehattesaht Chinehkint Nation is a northern Nuu-chah-nulth tribe whose traditional territory covers 750 square kilometers in Esperanza Inlet between Nootka Island and the Kyuquot Channel. The main community, Ehatis in Zeballos, where it has owned and operated forest licenses since the 1970s, has capital investments in hydroelectric power generation, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.

About Strategic Natural Resource Consultants

SNRC was founded in 2003 in Port McNeill and has grown to become one of the largest resource management consulting firms in British Columbia with 190 employees in offices in Ft St John, Prince George, Port McNeill, Nanaimo and Campbell River . SNRC provides professional services to the forestry, mining and marine resource industries, specializing in timber development, forest management, forest firefighting, incident management and advanced geomatics.


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