True North Forestry Consulting of Nakusp, BC has been in operation since 1991. We offer a fully integrated range of services including Cutting Permit Development, Timber Assessment and Valuation, and Forest Management including Woodlot Licenses and Community Forest Agreements. We managed the planning and forest operations for Nakusp and Area Community Forest from 2008-2023.

Please see our list of services and contact us with your inquiries.


True North provides a variety of forestry and other resource-related services. We have a knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated staff. We maintain a culture of innovative practices, and quality products and services.

  • Fully integrated range of services tailored to the BC forest industry and government
  • Forest Planning and Development
  • ArcMap GIS services
  • Resource Information Capture and Management
  • Woodlot Management
  • Timber assessment and valuation
  • Services and support for property development

True North held the Management Contract for Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR) from the inception of the Community Forest in 2008 – 2023, when Cabin Resource Management obtained the new management contract.

True North took a lead role in the establishment and start-up efforts of the Arrow Lakes Caribou Society in early 2019 as a broad-based collective of local groups and individuals concerned with caribou recovery efforts in the Central Selkirk Mountains. The society provides a local voice in land use decision-making and caribou recovery. The Society’s mission is to facilitate information sharing and involvement during the development and implementation of caribou recovery efforts and activities and to advocate for ongoing, transparent, and meaningful community and stakeholder communication and consultations. ALCS has developed the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen project to work alongside other recovery actions to halt the population decline of the Central Selkirk caribou subpopulation. The maternity pen is supported by ALCS members, stakeholders, caribou experts and the provincial government. The eight-member Maternity Pen Working Group includes three of True North’s staff: Hugh Watt, RPF, Frances Swan, RPF and Erin McLeod, BIT.    Having a local and diverse community group to facilitate caribou recovery will be the best means to ensure success. Find out more about the Arrow Lakes Caribou Society by visiting their website here.

Together with our affiliate, BHEX Contracting Ltd., True North has been part of the development team for Cedar Coast’s Shelter Bay project south of Revelstoke, since 2010.


True North maintains a network of allied companies to
provide a complete range of services from initial planning
and inventory to road construction and harvesting.

BHEX Contracting Ltd. – Earth moving, road construction and deactivation

Narrows Timber Co. Ltd. – Timber harvesting and reforestation services.  Contact us at True North for more information.


Inquiries can be sent to:

Hugh Watt, RPF
True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.
119 Broadway Street,
P.O. Box 798
Nakusp, BC, Canada V0G 1R0

or call us at 250-265-3656