2016 BCCFA Conference and AGM

2016 Conference and AGM


150 delegates from all over BC attended the 2016 event in Lake Cowichan, the territories of the Lake Cowichan First Nation, the Cowichan Tribes and the Ditidaht First Nation. The event was hosted  by the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative (CLCFC) and Pacheedaht First Nation. read more

Conference 2016 Report

Take a visual tour of the Conference

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Photo by Ella Brown
Photo by Ella Brown

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the donations from the following sponsors:

sponsor sheet


Field Trip Cowichan Lake Research Station, Mesachie Lake – RESULTS Planted Trees in Community Forest AgreementsSusan Zedel, MFLNRO Seed Resource Specialist

Khowutzun Community Forest Showcase Margaret Symon, RPF   

A Perspective on Community Forest Stewardship Tim Ryan, Chair, Forest Practices Board 

The Shareholder/Corporation Template – A Tool for Strengthening Cooperation and Accountability  Michael Litchfield, Business Law Clinic,  University of Victoria and Susan Mulkey, BCCFA 

A Business Case for Long Term Investments in the CF Land Base – A Panel Discussion *Click on name below to access individual presentations
Jeff McWilliams, RPF, Blackwell and AssociatesAllan Powelson, FLNRO Harvesting and Silviculture Performance measure calculator; Erik Leslie, RPF Harrop Procter CF; Ken Day, RPF, Alex Fraser Research Forest 

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Key Initiatives Update
Emma Neil Senior Timber Tenures Forester, and Doug Stewart, Director  Forest Tenures Branch

Forest Enhancement Program – Wayne Clogg, Forest Enhancement Society 

BCCFA Executive Director’s Update – Jennifer Gunter, BCCFA Executive Director

Building the Case for Community Forests
Speakers: Chris Law, Alberni Valley CF,  Stephanie Killam, McLeod Lake Mackenzie CF, Frances Swan, Nakusp CF, Dave Gill, Westbank CF, Duncan McKellar Tumbler Ridge CF

Negotiation Skills Workshop James Chicanot, ADR Education www.adreducation.ca