Firewood is an important product for the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR), donating and/or selling over 20 loads of firewood annually. NACFOR recently changed their approach to firewood in order to reduce waste and increase utilization,…read more
From Derrick Penner of the Vancouver Sun:
There are hints of better news for a couple of communities mired in the downturn of B.C.’s forestry sector that have allowed one mill to recall workers and another town to see a future beyond a mill closure.…read more
From Aly Laube, The Runner:
In 2017, British Columbia was swallowed by a wildfire season that left the skies hazy, rural communities devastated,…read more
A series of wildfire risk-reduction projects will be completed in the Williams Lake area over the next two years in interface areas where urban development borders on grasslands or forested areas.…read more
The Lower North Thompson Community Forest purchased land to create the Barriere Industrial Park in 2017. In 2018 the CF invested $799,844 in land development,…read more
In 2018 BCCFA’s member forests sold an average of $2.79 million dollars of timber and other forest products and averaged nearly $2 million dollars in expenditures.…read more
From Burns Lake Lakes District News:
The Burns Lake Community Forest (BL Comfor) has submitted its Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) request to the provincial government.…read more
“Splatsin First Nation councillor George William and Lumby mayor Kevin Acton discuss how their respective communities came together to create the Monashee Community Forest — and in the process began to build a greater awareness of the similarities between the First Nation and town,…read more
The provincial government plans to launch a pilot project on boosting forest resilience in the Burns Lake region.
The project in the Lakes Timber Supply Area (TSA) “will focus on sustainable forest management,…read more
In March of 2019, BCCFA teamed up with UBC’s Alex Fraser Research Forest to host a workshop focused on wildfire and community forests. This workshop was an opportunity for community forest managers to share experiences,…read more
The community forests in Nakusp and Harrop-Procter have each recently received grants from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) that will reduce carbon emissions by utilizing wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned as slash.…read more
It’s the culmination of many years of work but now the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative is handing out legacy grants to various community groups from the profits of its logging venture with the Pacheedaht First Nation.…read more
Sicamous sees a dual purpose to its $1-million fuel mitigation plan.
The Shuswap community is hoping to protect their town from wildfires while at the same time developing an alternative energy source.…read more
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Fort Nelson First Nation have developed a strong partnership through the creation of one of the largest community forests in BC.…read more
Every year, the BC Community Forest Association conducts a survey of member community forests. The resulting data is analyzed and released as the Indicators Report,…read more
Local and Indigenous governments and local forestry stakeholders will benefit from increased participation opportunities in the forest sector under the new sharing agreement, called apportionment,…read more
Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) announced a new apportionment for the Quesnel TSA.
“We know that we need to change our forest sector to managing forest communities,…read more