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Spencer Dryland Sort, Brad Johnson and Ken (Paulo) Johnson scaling

Spencer Dryland Sort, Brad Johnson and Ken (Paulo) Johnson scaling


Huu-ay-aht’s forestry company (known officially as a HFN Forestry Limited Partnership) is the largest business in the Huu-ay-aht group of businesses. Currently providing work for 13 people and 50 contractor and supplier employees, the HFN Forestry LP includes a small log sorting yard known as the Spencer Dryland Sort, a shake and shingle operation, and two forestry tenures. One of these tenures is the first First Nations Woodland Licence in the province.Three staff carry out the day-to-day administration and operations of the Forestry LP. Another four hourly employees work at the Spencer Dryland Sort, a small log sorting yard also permitted to Huu-ay-aht First Nations. Four more work for a sub-contractor at a shake and shingle salvage operation, bucking, splitting and cording blocks in preparation for milling. Two remaining employees work for the company in first aid and road construction. Together the team is working hard to realize Huu-ay-aht’s goals for worker safety, protection of the environment, economy and prosperity.

For more information on the Huu-ay-aht First Nation Forestry LP, or to contact us directly, please see the links below:

Downloadable Forms

Contact Information:

Charlie Clappis, General Manager
HFN group of businesses
2533 Alberni Highway
Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8P2
charlie.c [at]
Office: 250-728-3080
Mobile: 250-735-0640
Fax: 778-421-2664

Environmental Policy

HFN Forestry is an organization that cares about protecting the air, water, wildlife and soils on the lands we manage. For more details, please see complete Environmental Policy.

Forest Documents

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