LOCAL FORESTS

COMMUNITY FORESTRY

LOCAL DECISIONS

LOCAL PEOPLE

BRITISH COLUMBIA COMMUNITY FOREST ASSOCIATION​
Supporting sustainable forestry driven by community values since 2002​

The BC Community Forest Association represents over 100 rural and Indigenous communities across our province.

We share a vision of a network of diverse community forest initiatives, where local people practice ecologically responsible forest management in perpetuity, fostering and supporting healthy and vibrant rural communities and economies.

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What is
Community
Forestry?

Community forestry is a forest operation managed by a local government, community group, First Nation, or community-held corporation for the benefit of the entire community. 

At its core,  community forestry is about local control over and enjoyment of the monetary and non monetary benefits offered by local forest resources.

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Our Work​
We promote and support the practice and expansion of sustainable community forest management in British Columbia​

At the BCCFA, we advocate for community forestry as a strategy for ecosystem resilience and community economic development. We act as the collective voice for community forests and provide education and support to ensure their viability in rural and indigenous communities.

Culturally, ecologically, and economically sustainable forestry in perpetuity.

Practice of community forest initiatives in a manner which respects First Nation rights and cultural values, and which fosters understanding and cooperation between rural communities and First Nations.

Support for local, forest-based employment and safe work practices.

Resilient ecosystems as a basis for social, ecological and economic health.

Community responsibility for land stewardship.

Meaningful representation of community members in community forest initiatives.

Informed public participation in community forest decision-making.

Leading edge forest practices.

Contact Us

We’re ready to answer your questions about community forests and the work of the BCCFA. 

Use the form,  drop us an email, or give us a call.

Phone: 250-353-1477
Email: info@bccfa.ca 

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