Kalesnikoff Lumber is located in Thrums, British Columbia (BC), Canada in the fertile West Kootenay Wet-Belt. This beautiful region in the southeast corner of BC creates a unique slow growth environment for species including Douglas Fir, Western Larch, Lodgepole Pine, Western Hemlock, Engelmann Spruce and Idaho White Pine. Excellent growing conditions enable us to produce some of the highest quality fine grained fiber in the world.
Kalesnikoff Lumber has practiced sustainable forest management for more than 75 years. From Generation to Generation, our guiding principle has been “Take Care of The Land, And The Land Will Take Care of You.” Through 4 generations of family management, Kalesnikoff Lumber has been dedicated to preserving the beautiful landscape in which we operate, while supplying our customers with a premium quality product. As an independent, family owned and operated company, we think in terms of generations, not quarters.
Kalesnikoff operates a modern, multi-species mill with a capacity of 75 million fbm. The mill is extremely flexible, we are currently able to offer over 1,000 different products in custom and standard dimensional lumber sizes. We have a reputation for excellent drying capabilities and a high degree of flexibility in our product development.
Kalesnikoff Lumber primarily serves Canada, the United States and Japan.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
Our Environmental Policy
Kalesnikoff is an innovative manufacturer of high-value specialty forest products, offering unparalleled quality and flexible solutions to our customers. Our environmental policy encompasses our integrated management approach from seedling to finished product, which allows us to maximize the benefits of our precious timber resource while respecting the natural landscapes that surround our home and focusing on long-term sustainability.
Since we operate our forest licenses on public land, we have a responsibility to ensure the environment is maintained in a healthy condition for future generations. We operate under the credo “Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you.”
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Planning for the Future with Sustainable Forestry
Kalesnikoff’s Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP #597) covers our two Forest Licenses, FL A20194 and FL A30172 in the Arrow and Kootenay Lake Timber Supply Areas respectively. This is an overarching forest management plan, focusing on results and strategies to achieve objectives set by government for sustainable forestry values such as biodiversity, cultural heritage, recreation, soils, wildlife and others in addition to timber.
The Forest Stewardship Plan provides a legal framework for our activities on publicly owned lands in British Columbia, and identifies Forest Development Units (FDU’s) where we are permitted to operate under our licenses. We welcome input from the public and from indigenous peoples of BC, and the FSP provides information that can be used by interested parties to give feedback or raise concerns with respect to our management principles. Formal review and comment periods will occur for amendments and renewals of the FSP, however feedback and comments can be submitted any time, and will be kept on record to ensure they are considered during updates to the FSP and during operational planning.