For Immediate Release January 23, 2024
Homalco First Nation Triples Land with Acquisition from Mosaic Forest Management
Campbell River, BC – Homalco First Nation and Mosaic Forest Management are celebrating a land sale to the Homalco First Nation. The acquisition will triple the size of the Nation’s lands and provides exciting opportunities for community development and community togetherness.
“We are celebrating more than the acquisition of land for the Homalco people. The land deal has been decades in the making, and it lays the foundation for a future filled with promise and prosperity,” said Homalco Chief Darren Blaney. “Our community is strengthened by our connection to lands and resources, and our relationship with community. I want to thank Mosaic Forest Management for supporting this vision and making the sale a reality.”
The property is in south Campbell River and has frontage along Highway 10 and Jubilee Parkway. The acquired lands formerly owned by Mosaic and managed by its real estate arm, Couverdon, surround the current Homalco lands. The sale was celebrated at a special event hosted by Homalco on January 19.
“Everyone at Mosaic Forest Management and Couverdon is pleased we could make this land acquisition happen with Homalco First Nation after years of working together. It may be a business transaction, but it’s so much more,” said Mosaic Forest Management’s CEO and President, Rob Gough. “We live and work side by side with First Nations like Homalco, and the opportunity for them to grow is an opportunity for all our communities to grow together. I look forward to seeing the long-term results of this land sale.”
Homalco First Nation, or Xwémalhkwu, is a Northern Coast Salish Nation whose ancestral language ayʔaǰuθɛm is from the Salishan Language family. It’s primary residential village, established in the early 1990s, neighbours Campbell River, British Columbia; however, its territory extends much further, stretching from south of Hornby Island, west through Johnstone Strait, north to Tatla Lake and east to Bishop River.
About Mosaic Forest Management Corp.
Mosaic Forest Management Corporation is in the business of sustainable forest stewardship, managing private timberlands and public forest tenures in Coastal British Columbia for more than a century. Mosaic employs several thousand people directly and indirectly, and is strongly committed to achieving positive economic, social and sustainability outcomes from the working forest. For more information, visit MosaicForests.com and Couverdon.com.
Homalco First Nation
Darren Blaney, Chief
Mosaic Forest Management
Karin Doherty, Director, Government Relations & Communications