BCCFA members are now engaged in responding to the 5th annual survey of the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities and to the province. The survey results combined with their stories provide us with our most important tool in advocating for community forests.
We have streamlined the survey this year and have created a separate Community Forest Indicators Framework & Methodology Guide that lays out the full rationale and directions for each Indicator.
All responses to the survey will be amalgamated to demonstrate the collective story of the immense benefits CFAs provide. Information received from individual CFAs are kept confidential unless a CFA agrees to share specific information.
Stories are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Along with providing data, members are asked to provide a few stories about how their community forest creates local benefits. Story telling captures some important messages that need to be told about community forests and to really show their local impact.
All survey respondents are eligible to enter a draw for a full conference registration AND to make a pitch for the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry of $10,000.