The Nicola-Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society (NSIFS) brings together distinct organizations under one umbrella. Five licensees hold Innovative Forestry Practices Agreements (IFPAs) on the Merritt Timber Supply Area (TSA). Recognizing the value in working together, they've joined with First Nations and other stakeholders to establish the Nicola-Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society and manage all IFPAs, and the entire Merritt TSA, as one land-base. Through the NSIFS, major licensees are working closely with First Nation communities in the co-management of natural resources.