New community forest issued in the Robson Valley
The creation of the Valemount Community Forest, represented by Valemount Community Forest Company, will help promote economic stability and employment opportunities, while enhancing the ability for local forest stewardship. Located in the Robson Valley, the Valemount community forest agreement covers 13,197 hectares and includes an allowable annual cut of 35,209 cubic metres. The agreement has an initial term of 25 years and is renewable for another 25-year term after 10 years. Broad community support has been shown for the creation of the community forest, which has been made possible through Valemount’s purchase of a portion of an existing Carrier Lumber licence. Engagement and consultation was also carried out with area First Nations.