Welcome to the AFPP website!

The Aboriginal Forest Planning Process (AFPP) is an approach to forest and land use planning developed by reseachers at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in conjunction with the John Prince Research Forest, Aboriginal communities, and natural resource professionals in British Columbia, Canada. In order to inform Aboriginal communities and natural resource professionals about this planning approach, a UNBC research project entitled "A Guidebook for Improving Aboriginal Participation in Forest Management Decision-Making" was initiated in spring 2001 to communicate this planning approach in a useable Guidebook format, and to evaluate it's utility.


The purpose of this website is to provide information to the public about the research project; the AFPP Guidebook; the research participants; and the extension activities resulting from this project.

Development of the AFPP and the Guidebook was funded by:
- Forestry Innovation Investment (2002-2003)
- Forest Renewal BC (2001-2002)
- Sustainable Forest Management Network (1999-2001)