Alkali Resource Management Ltd.
Alkali Resource Management Ltd. (ARM) is located out of Alkali Lake, British Columbia. ARM is an integrated forest management company that was established in 2001 to manage the forest licenses, woodlot and community forest on behalf of Esk'etemc (Alkali Lake).

"To manage Esk'etemc forest resources in a manner that ensures a balance of economic, social and environmental values that will provide increased benefits for Esk'etemc members, other forest users and neighbouring communities."

Fax: 250-440-5680

Office Hours
Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm

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ARM Ltd. currently manages a 28,000 hectare Community Forest, a 60,000 hectare First Nation Woodland Tenure, a 965-hectare Woodlot, as well as several other forest licences on behalf of the community of Esk'etemc.

ARM Ltd. strives to blend traditional land management with the latest technologies such as utilizing GPS, LiDAR and tablets to collect and analyze data.

Throughout the year, ARM employs anywhere from 19 to 75 staff with a mix of permanent full time and seasonal employees. Emphasizing a focus on employing and building capacity from within the community of Esk'etemc.

ARM is committed to providing a safe and healthy worksite for their employees and visitors to their worksites. Alkali Resources Management Ltd. has been safe certified with the BC Forest Safety Council since 2009. To achieve safe certification as a BASE sized integrated forest management company, ARM has had to create and implement a company safety policy that includes having a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Fire Suppression Crews

In 2011, ARM Ltd. expanded the services they provide and were awarded a contract with the BC Wildfire Service to provide two 5-person Type III (3) wildland fire fighting crews. Over the years our Type III (3) fire suppression crews have steadily grown to their current four 5-person fire crews.

In 2018, Alkali Resource Management Ltd. was awarded a contract for two 4-person Type II (2) wildland fire suppression crews.


Francis Johnson, Forest Manager -
Julian Paul, Development Supervisor
Michelle Marchand, Silviculture Supervisor
Chevonne Stanislaus, Admin Assistant/Staff Coordinator -
Reni Chelsea, Finance Clerk
Troy Dan Jr., Forest Technician

For general inquiries, email:

ARM Board of Directors

Alkali Resource Management Ltd. is governed by an elected Board of Directors composed of the following members:
  • Madeline Chelsea, President
  • William Chelsea Sr., Secretary
  • Dave Belleau, Director
  • Bob Miller, Director
  • William Rand, Director


Website: ARM ltd.

Facebook Group: ARM / CAFE / Ecolink


CAFE (Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd.) is a joint venture between the Tl'esqox (Toosey) and Esk'etemc (Alkali Lake) communities; the partnership is between Chilcotin Plateau Enterprises and Alkali Resource Management Ltd. respectively.

Established in 2016, CAFE has the primary focus of creating opportunities for community members from Esk'et and Toosey; current activities are fence building, firewood production, and Forest Management on Lot 7411, also known as the Military Training Area at Meldrum/Riske Creek.

There are currently 5 people employed with CAFE, two of whom are seasonal employees.

Ecolink Forest Services Ltd.

Ecolink Forest Services Limited was established in 1990 as a joint venture business arrangement between Esk'etemc and Lignum Ltd., and later with Riverside and Tolko Industries Ltd. of Williams Lake.

The company began with a silviculture division. In 1994, Ecolink added logging to harvest timber and continues to seek innovative ways to grow to meet community and customer needs.

Bill Pinchbeck, Ecolink Ltd. Supervisor

Ecolink Board of Directors

Ecolink Ltd. is governed by an elected Board of Directors composed of the following members:
  • Patricia Chelsea, President
  • Loretta Weingart, Director
  • Irene Johnson, Director
  • Don Niquitea, Contractor
  • Mike Lewis, Tolko Employee
  • Jerry Mooney, Tolko Employee