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Our lands and operations

TimberWest owns private forest land and Crown harvest rights on Vancouver Island and Coastal BC. Our timberland management includes sustainable forest management practices, carbon reduction initiatives, timber inventory, strategic silviculture investments, harvest planning and the marketing and sales of timber products. All of our lands are third party certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

We work with over 100 local contractors and provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs annually in Coastal BC communities.



TimberWest and our contractors collectively strive towards the goal of zero harm and zero injuries by educating staff and contractors that:

  • All injuries are preventable
  • Safety and success go hand in hand.
  • Safety is everyone’s shared responsibility.
  • Open communication is key for the safety of everyone.
  • We accept responsibility for our actions and how they affect others.
  • We grow our safety leaders and champions from within.
  • We foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement with a focus on prevention of injury.

SAFE Company Certification

TimberWest is a strong advocate of the SAFE Certification program. We have been an active participant, and certified member, since the start of the program in 2007. We work in collaboration with all of our contractors to ensure they also achieve SAFE Certification.

As part of the SAFE Certification, TimberWest senior management and staff at all levels are committed to actively participating in our Health & Safety programs that provide the necessary elements to minimize risk, through training and education, and communicating regulatory and industry requirements.

The SAFE Companies program of the BC Forest Safety Council is intended to ensure that forest industry companies take specific and concrete measures to make safety an over-riding priority in their operations. In order to achieve SAFE Company certification, organizations must undergo a comprehensive external audit of their Health & Safety programs and processes every three years, supplemented by annual internal audits.

SAFE Company audits measure performance in the following areas:

  1. Management Leadership
  2. Hazard & Risk Assessment
  3. Standards, Procedures & Work Instructions
  4. Training, Education & Certification
  5. Health & Safety Communications Systems
  6. Incident Reporting and Investigation Systems
  7. Contractor Management
  8. Prime Contractor Selection & Management


South Island Operation

South Island Operation is private managed forest land subject to the Private Managed Forest Land Act. The South Island Operation is located from Parksville/Port Alberni, south to Sooke. The majority of the harvest from this area is second growth.

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North Island Operation

The North Island Operation includes private managed forest land located west of Courtenay and Campbell River. It also includes renewable Crown harvest rights (TFL 47) located northeast of Campbell River. The majority of the harvest from the North Island Operation is second growth.

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Seed orchard

As part of our reforestation program, TimberWest operates the Mount Newton Seed Orchard on the Saanich Peninsula. Mount Newton provides critical support to the ongoing sustainable management of our private lands and public tenures with a reliable source of high quality seed and cutting material. The orchard facilitates the ongoing research and development of improved seed which is selected for desired form and growth rates.

Mount Newton Seed Orchard
1450 Mount Newton Cross Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 1S1

Contact: Bevin Wigmore, Manager

TimberWest seed orchard


Couverdon is the real estate business of TimberWest Forest Corporation, the largest private landowner on Vancouver Island. We are working with communities and partners on Vancouver Island to create unparalleled opportunities that will help shape the places and recreational spaces on the island.

Ross McKeever
Director, Real Estate Development & Sales
Phone: (250) 716-3750

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Head Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
Suite 2000, 1055 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6E 2E9
Phone: (604) 654-4600
Fax: (604) 654-4571

Nanaimo Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
201-648 Terminal Ave.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9R 5E2
Phone: (250) 716-3700
Fax: (250) 716-3763

Campbell River Office

TimberWest Forest Corp.
4475 North Island Highway
Campbell River, BC
Canada V9W 5C5
Phone: (250) 286-7300
Fax: (250) 286-7315


Phone: (250) 716-3744

Couverdon Real Estate

Ross McKeever, Director
Real Estate Development & Sales
Phone: (250) 716-3750

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