Over four days, nearly 200 people made their way to Nakusp to participate in the BCCFA’s 2022 Conference and AGM and to join the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the organization.
The conference was a testament to what we have seen in our work over the past 20 years. There is no doubt that community forestry provides a vision for the future of forestry in our province that is innovative, forward-thinking, and inclusive of multiple values on the landscape and in communities. Community forestry takes heart, courage and hard work, and we are proud and humbled to be walking this path alongside all of our members and partners as we continue to move forward and to support the practice and expansion of sustainable community forest management in BC.
Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes have a rich Indigenous history and are the focus of a number of shared territories. We respectfully acknowledge that Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes have long been an ancestral, traditional place for many First Nations. We are grateful to have been able to meet, share our experiences and celebrate there.