2005 Conference and AGM

Community Forestry: Building the Road to Viability

April 22-24, 2005, Creston BC

The British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA) held its 2005 Conference and Annual General Meeting: Building the Road to Viability, from April 22nd to 24th in Creston BC. The conference brought together over 100 participants to discuss the challenges and obstacles to viable community forestry in BC, with a focus on policy reform to support long-term sustainability.

 

Conference Objectives

  • To showcase active community forest operations in BC;
  • To facilitate comprehensive discussions of the barriers and lessons learned in the development of viable community forests;
  • To provide a forum for community forestry practitioners and communities interested in community forestry to network and share information;
  • To learn about the community forestry platform of the major provincial political parties; and
  • To hold the 2005 BCCFA AGM.

Meeting participants included representatives from:

  • Operational community forests including Community Forest Agreement (CFA) holders;
  • Communities in the process of applying for CFAs;
  • Communities seeking more information;
  • Ministry of Forests staff including: Doug Konkin, Deputy Minister, Jim Langridge and Ron Greschner from the Provincial Resource Tenures and Engineering Branch, and other local and provincial MoF staff;
  • Representatives from the Community Forestry Advisory Committee (CFAC);
  • Academics and students.

To view the conference report and presenter’s profiles click here