Community Forest
Indicators Report
The Annual Community Forest Indicators Report is a window into community forestry in BC. Since 2014 the BCCFA has conducted an annual survey of its members to measure the benefits that community forests generate. Eighteen indicators provide tangible, quantitative information on the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits of community forests.The annual report shares the survey results along with many examples and firsthand stories.

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2020 Community Forest Indicators Report
2019 Community Forest Indicators Report
2018 Community Forest Indicators Report
2017 Community Forest Indicators Report
2016 Community Forest Indicators Report
2015 Community Forest Indicators Report

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COMMUNITY FOREST INDICATORS

INDICATOR 1
NUMBER OF JOBS

Creating local jobs

INDICATOR 2
TOTAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Boosting the local economy

INDICATOR 3
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Supporting local priorities

INDICATOR 4
FUNDS LEVERAGED BY THE COMMUNITY FOREST

Seed money grows opportunities for more fundraising

INDICATOR 5
CUT CONTROL

Contributing logs to the market

INDICATOR 6
DISTRIBUTION OF LOG SALES

Providing logs to the full spectrum of milling and manufacturing facilities

INDICATOR 7
INVESTMENTS IN INTENSIVE SILVERCULTURE

Increasing future forest productivity

INDICATOR 8
ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION

Generating benefits beyond the sale of logs

INDICATOR 9
COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY

Annual reporting to the community on activities and priorities

INDICATOR 10
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Engaging the full diversity of community members and stakeholder groups

INDICATOR 11
INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Increasing local forest awareness and skills

INDICATOR 12
INVESTMENTS IN RECREATION

Creating, improving and maintaining local recreational infrastructure and opportunities

INDICATOR 13
PROACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF WILDFIRE HAZARD

Reducing the risk of wildfire

INDICATOR 14
FOREST WORKER SAFETY

Meeting safety obligations in all operations

INDICATOR 15
FIRST NATIONS INVOLVEMENT

Breadth and depth of First Nations’ involvement

INDICATOR 16
MANAGEMENT OF SENSITIVE AREAS

Operating in constrained and challenging areas

INDICATOR 17
INVESTMENTS IN FOREST STEWARDSHIP

Restoring ecological integrity of forests beyond legal requirements

INDICATOR 18
COMPLIANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

Compliance with legal requirements