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Annual Community Forest Conference Attracts Capacity Crowd in Lake Cowichan


Over 150 delegates attended the annual gathering of the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) May 26-28th in Lake Cowichan. The conference was jointly hosted by the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative (CLCFC) and Pacheedaht First Nation.

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Minister Thomson presented the first award to John Stace-Smith from the Likely Xatsull Community Forest

New community forest award honours life of Robin Hood

Robin Hood from Likely, B.C. may not have been from Nottingham but his legend for those involved in the province’s community forests is as big as the heart he had for the communities in which he worked.

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Jen group field trip

2016 Conference and AGM – A Great Success

150 delegates from all over BC attended the 2016 event in Lake Cowichan, the territories of the Lake Cowichan First Nation, the Cowichan Tribes and the Ditidaht First Nation. 

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Our Mission…

Promote and support the practice and expansion of sustainable community forest management in British Columbia.

We Are…

A network of rural community based organizations engaged in community forest management, and those seeking to establish new community forests.

We Share…

A vision of a global movement committed to culturally, ecologically, and economically sustainable forestry.