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).

Alkali Resource Management is a limited company that is 100% owned by the Esk’etemc First Nation (Alkali Lake) and was incorporated in 2001. ARM is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by Francis Johnson, RPF. ARM is fully insured with Commercial General Liability Insurance and has been a Safe Certified Forest Company in good standing since 2008.

About Esk’etemc First Nation

The Esk’etemc First Nation, formally known as the Alkali Lake Indian Band, is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people, located at Alkali Lake in the Cariboo region of the Central Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

ARM manages the forest tenures on behalf of the Esk’etemc First Nation, developing and training local community members to manage the forest tenures. On behalf of Esk’etemc, ARM currently manages the following Tenures:

  • Woodlot 501:  1,500 m3/year
  • Community Forest K1C:  22,000 m3/year
  • FNWL N2K:  50,000 m3/year

ARM Business Sectors


Wildland Fire Fighting

Mining • Oil & Gas

First Nation Resources

Roads & Rail


ARM is a leader in Cultural and Prescribed Burning in BC


ARM proudly works with other First Nations and organizations.
We believe that collaboration and partnerships lead to enhanced knowledge, better engagement, and best practices.

  • BC Hydro
  • BC Community Forest Association
  • Cattlemans Association
  • BC Wildfire Service
  • Iverson Forest Management
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • BC Wildlife Services
  • Association of Professional Biology
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resources
  • Hummingbird Drones Inc.