Website: Alberni Valley Community Forest
AAC Volume: 860 m
Area: 361 ha
Organizational Structure: Society with election of Board members at the Society’s Annual General Meeting
Board Members: In electing Directors, the membership shall strive for equal representation of Huu-ay-aht and Bamfield communities.
Partners: Village of Bamfield and Huu-ay-aht First Nation
Mission Statement: To operate an ecologically and financially sound forest in perpetuity for the benefit of Bamfield and Huu-ay-aht First Nation communities.
Contact Information: Charlie Clappis, President, 210 Clutus, Bamfield, BC, V0R 1B0 Tel: 250 728 3677 email@example.com
AAC Volume: 27,000 m3 Area: 6,757 ha
Partners: Town of Ucluelet and Toquaht First Nation Organizational Structure:
Mission Statement: To enhance community stability and quality of life for local residents through community control of the forest resource providing employment and utilizing forest resources in a diverse manner that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable; ensuring a vital community and community forest land base, and a financially sound community forest business, for the benefit of current and future generations.
Contact Information: Terry Smith, Board Chair 250 726 7886 Barkley Community Forest Corporation PO Box 759 1971 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet,
BC V0R 3A0; firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Barkley Community Forest
AAC Volume: 30 000 m3
Area: Total landbase is approximately 127,248 ha; however, due to the extremely mountainous topography, only 7.2% or 9,270 ha comprise the timber harvesting landbase.
Organizational Structure: Tenure is held by the Bella Coola Resource Society (BCRS), a non-profit entity made up of residents and property owners in the Bella Coola Valley. All aspects of management, administration and execution of operations on the tenure are exclusively contracted to Bella Coola Community Forest Ltd (BCCFL), which is made up of investors that are local residents and/or property owners. Profits from the enterprise are distributed to the local shareholders which includes the BCRS. The BCRS will then allocate its earnings to community projects, charities or improvements. An advisory board also provides input to the management of forest resources.
Mission Statement: The Community Forest contributes significantly to achieving a self-reliant and sustainable community through a locally controlled, financially sound and responsible community forest business that operates within the sustainable capacity of a healthy environment to enhance the quality of life for all valley residents.
Contact Information: Hans Granander, RPF, General Manager, PO Box 216, Hagensborg, BC V0T 1H0, tel:250-982-2515 fax 250-982-2535, email: email@example.com
Website: Bella Coola Community Forest
Type of Organization: Limited Partnership & Society Tenure: Long Term
Community Forest Agreement
AAC Volume: 20,000 m3 Area: 33,018
Partners: Squamish Nation, Lil’wat Nation, Resort Municipality of Whistler Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership with a Society serving as the General Partner Board Members: 2 seats reserved for each member
Mission Statement: The CCF is managed under the following principles: • Ecosystem Based Management • Forest harvesting is compatible with Whistler 2020 and First Nation cultural objectives • Capacity building, and First Nations and local contracting will be favoured • Forest planning and operations will respect the land use plans of each of the parties, and the Whistler 2020 goals.
Contact Information: Heather Beresford 4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC Tel: 604-935-8374 firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
Type of Organization: non profit society
AAC Volume: 1500m3
Area: 1081 ha
Organizational Structure: Community based Board with representation from other Cherryville institutions.
Board Members: 6-15 directors elected by the members. Voting Members must be Cherryville Residents.
Mission Statement: Neighborly Stewardship – To have as healthy a forest in forty years as it was forty years ago.
Contact Information: Wayne Cunneyworth email: email@example.com Mailing Address: 158 North Fork Rd. Cherryville, BC V0E 2G3 phone:
Website: Cherryville Community Forest
Volume (ACC): 16,613 m3
Area: 35,729 ha
Organizational Structure: Nation Band Limited Company with Chief and Council as the board.
Board Members: Chief and 2 Councilors Mission Statement:
Contact Information: Mary DeLury firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: 1215 Keefes Landing Rd Southbank BC V0J 2P0
AAC Volume: 150,000 m3
Area: 90,658 ha (gross area) ~58,000ha THLB Partners:
Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership with each partner holding equal shares: Burns Lake Band, Village of Burns Lake, Cheslatta
Carrier Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation, Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Regional District (Area B and E), Skin Tyee First Nation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation
Board Members: Each shareholder appoints a director.
Mission Statement: Chinook’s vision is sustainable forest management that fosters and supports a healthy and vibrant local community and economy for current and future generations. Chinook’s mission is to effectively and efficiently manage a community forest to maximize the benefits to all residents in the Lakes District.
Contact Information: Ken Nielsen, Manager email: email@example.com Mailing address: Box 4000 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Website: Chinook Community Forest
AAC Volume: 20,000
Organizational Structure: Limited corporation with the Village of Clinton as the sole shareholder
Board Members: Five directors appointed by Mayor and Council including one Council member and four members at large, preferably one member from First Nations”.
Mission Statement: The Clinton & District Community Forest of BC Limited strives to balance economic, ecological and social concerns in a manner that optimizes benefits for both the local and global economy.
Contact Information: Steve Law, RPF, Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 250-692-6587 Website: Clinton and District Community Forest
AAC Volume: 25 000 m3
Area: 21,329 ha
Partners: Wildsight, Town of Creston, Regional District of Central Kootenay Organizational Structure: Full-time Forest Manager reports to the Board for all forestry and business management. Part-time Office Administrator reports to the Forest Manager and is responsible for all business administration.
Board Members: Currently an eight member Board of Directors: five from the community at large and one representing each shareholder.
Mission Statement: To efficiently harvest the allocated volumes while protecting the integrity of other resources and enhancing social and economic benefits of the community.
Contact Information: Daniel Gratton, Forest Manager, e-mail: email@example.com
Office Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 250-402-0070 121
Northwest Blvd. Box 551 Creston, BC V0B1G0
Website: Creston Valley Forest Corporation
AAC Volume: 38,000m3
Area: 15,569 ha
Organizational Structure: Board of Directors appointed by the District of Houston. Management Agreement with Canadian Forest Products
Board Members: Appointed by the District of Houston
Mission Statement: To sustainably manage the Community Forest through local input and control, for the economic, social, and environmental benefit of the community and land base.
Dungate Community Forest
Box 1481, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0
Contact: Nikki Royer
AAC Volume: 15,000 m3
Area: 20,009 Ha
Organizational Structure: Community based society
Board Members: Elected by the members of the Society at the Annual General Meeting Mission Statement: The Dunster Community Forest Society serves the social, environmental and economic needs of the community
Contact Information: Ray Thiessen, Manager
Larry Stamm, Chairperson CFA Address: Box 100 Dunster BC V0J 1J0 Email:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 250-569-3385
Website: Dunster Community Forest
Type of Organization: Partnership Tenure: Community Forest
AAC Volume: 40,000
Area: 114,571 ha
Partners: The Tatla Resource Association and Alexis Creek Tsi Del Del First Nation
Board Members: The ECF is governed by a board of 6 Directors, 3 from each partner organization
Organizational Structure: Limited partnership
Mission Statement: Through the Eniyud Community Forest initiative, the Tatla Resource Association (TRA) and Tsi Del Del First Nation endeavor to work together on a sustainable local economy while protecting the biodiversity and natural beauty of the area. This intricate balance is at the heart of our partnership.
Contact Information: Eniyud Community Forest Ltd.
Mike Tomlinson email@example.com
177 Yorston St Williams Lake, BC V2G 1G6
Website: Eniyud Community Forest
AAC Volume: 17,000 m3 Area: 21,906 ha
Partners: no formal partners
Organizational Structure: Administration is conducted through Esketemc First Nation Forest Products Ltd, a company that is wholly owned by Esketemc First Nation.
Board Members: 5 Board members
Mission Statement: The Esketemc First Nation considers their community forest as a key economic driver for their community. It is an opportunity to increase their community economic and social stability. The economic contribution will come through forestry jobs in planning, managing, harvesting, reforesting, and manufacturing products from the community forest. These functions will assist them to employ their traditional relationship with the land and to demonstrate their interest in the land base for furthering cultural and heritage values.
Contact Information: Francis Johnson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 250 440 5870
Address: Box 78 Alkali Lake, BC V0L 1B0 Website: Alkali Resource Management
AAC Volume: 217,650 m3 per year from 184,682.41 hectares of Crown land, including a BC Timber Sales volume reservation of 32,650 m3 annually for the part of the land base within BC Timber Sales’ operating area. Of the 217,650 AAC, Coniferous Volume is 118,000 m3 per year and 99,650 m3 is deciduous volume.
Partners: Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and the Fort Nelson First Nation
Contact Information: Lorence Forsberg, President email@example.com
AAC Volume: 23,895 m3
Area: 15,131 ha
Organizational Structure: Municipal corporation. The Mayor and Council of the District of Fort St. James are the body responsible for the effective management of the Fort St. James Community Forest. Community Forest Tenure is in the name of the District of Fort St. James (municipality). Governance is by municipal council consisting of Mayor and four councilors. Council has contracted with KDL Group to manage the community forest operations.
Board Members: Fort St. James Mayor and Councilors.
Mission Statement: To facilitate the active participation of the community in the stewardship of the land base and to demonstrate its capability to practice exemplary stewardship of an extremely complex, diverse and rich area while practicing sound and viable use of resources. Contact
Information: Darryl Valk, Community Forest Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Melany Helmer, Chief Administrative Officer – District of Fort St. James Phone email@example.com
Website: Fort St. James
Tenure: Seeking invitation
Partners: currently ToG Mayor, Area A Director, Louisiana Pacific Golden, Denise English, Forestry, Brian Amies Forester, Brian Gustafson, Biologist and interested community members.
Mission Statement: To investigate the options available for a community forest in our community and the benefits it can provide to the community.
Contact: Denise English firstname.lastname@example.org 250-344-2698
AAC Volume: 10,000 m3
Area: 10,932 ha
Partners: No official partners
Organizational Structure: Co-operative
Board Members: Up to 12 directors on the co-operative board. Directors are elected for 1 and 2 year terms. Any community member over the age of 16 can be a member. Half of the directors are elected from the Harrop-Procter Watershed Protection Society.
Mission Statement: To actively manage our forests for the resilience and health of our community and environment.
Contact Information: Erik Leslie, Forest Manager, Erik@hpcommunityforest.org, 250 505 3311;
Carly Dow, HPCC Coordinator, email@example.com, 250 229 2271;
Eric Martin, Forest Products Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250 551 5452
Website: Harrop-Proctor Community Forest
AAC Volume: 25,000 m3
Area: 32,510 ha
Organizational Structure: A society managed by a forest consulting team supported by part time admin
Board Members: Nine Directors govern the Society. Seven of the nine are directly elected by the members to two-year terms, one is appointed by The Regional District and one is appointed by the Village of Kaslo.
Mission Statement: The mission of the society is to manage the diversity of the values of the community forest in an ecologically responsible and fiscally accountable manner on behalf of the people of Kaslo and Area D of the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Contact Information: Jeff Reyden, RPF email@example.com
Kaslo and District Community Forest Management Box 789 Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0 Tel: (250) 354-9803
Website: Kaslo Community Forest
AAC Volume: 10,000 m3
Organizational Structure: Khowutzun Forest Services (KFS) is a partnership with Cowichan Tribes as the limited partner and KFS Ltd as the general partner. .
Mission Statement: The KFS partnership focus is to provide opportunities to Cowichan Tribe members to participate in the forestry industry.
Contact Information: Contact Person: Rob Furness
Phone: (250) 746-4555
Fax: (250) 746-8342
Mailing Address: Khowutzun Forest Services Limited P.O. Box 967, 200 Cowichan Way Duncan BC V9L 3Y2
Website: Khowutzun Forest Services Ltd
ACC Volume: 25,000 m3
Area: 11,963 ha
Partners: Likely Community Forest Society and the Soda Creek Indian Band each hold one share.
Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership. A part-time manager contracts out all work under the guidelines presented by the limited company board.
Board Members: Six including three from each community.
Mission Statement: Through the collaboration of community members in Likely and Soda Creek, we intend on creating a model multi-use forest that ensures environmental quality, while creating economic opportunities. This forest will become the focal point for community pride.
Contact Information: Matthew LeBourdais RPF General Manager Box 233 Likely B.C. V0L 1N0 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: Likely-Xatsull Community Forest
HFN manages a CFA on the South Island of 2,345 Ha with an AAC of 16,992 m3. HFN Forestry LP manages four forest tenures as well a log sorting yard.
Patrick Schmidt, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org 778-421-2663
Website: HFN Forestry Ltd.
AAC Volume: 20,000 m3
Area: 12,579 ha
Partners: District of Chetwynd, West Moberly First Nation and Salteau First Nation
Organizational Structure: Limited partnership with District of Chetwynd, West Moberly First Nation and Salteau First Nation
Contact Information: Kieran Broderick email@example.com
Box 1156 Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
AAC Volume: 24,000 m3
Area: 16,627 ha
Organizational Structure: Municipal Corporation
Board Members: Board of Directors (8 members)
Mission Statement: Purpose: The Company has been incorporated for the purpose of forestry management and investment
Randy Spyksma, RPF firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: PO Box 988 Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0
Website: Logan Lake Community Forest
AAC Volume: 20,800 m3
Area: 8,254 ha
Organizational Structure: Not for profit Society with a Board, and Manager
Board Members: 12 directors representing the five communities of the Lower North Thompson Valley
Mission Statement: To establish local control of dedicated forest resources for the long-term sustainability of the five participating communities. To secure for these communities an opportunity to be more self-determined. To engender economic stability in these communities. To practice and model exemplary stewardship of this local forest environment.
Contact Information: Mike Francis Mailing Address: Box 983 Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0
Phone: 250-672-1941; 250-706-7541
Email: LNTCFSociety@telus.net Website: Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society
Type of Organization:
AAC Volume: 50,000 m3
Area: 62,406 ha
Partners: No official partners
Organizational Structure: Corporation wholly owned by Village of McBride
Volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the council of the Village of McBride. Supervises and provides policy direction to General Manager who then hires and supervises staff and contractors.
Mission Statement: The long-term vision of the McBride Community Forest Corporation is to serve the social, environmental, and economic needs of the community. In general terms, we will sustainably manage the forest for all of its potential rather than just timber.
Contact Information: Patrick Penner email@example.com
Office Phone: 250-569-0262 ext. 211 Fax: 250-569-0026
AAC Volume: 36,000 m3 Area: 24,193 ha
Partners: McLeod Lake Indian Band and District of Mackenzie Organizational Structure: Corporation/Limited Partnership
Board Members: Limited Partnership with the Corporation as the General partner. 7 person board; 3 members appointed by the McLeod Lake Band; 3 appointed by the District of Mackenzie; 1 appointed by a majority of the rest of the board.
Mission Statement: The McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation will strive to fulfill its environmental, economic and social objectives. The community forest will be managed under the principles of ecological sustainability, economic viability, local employment, localized value-added or manufacturing opportunities, forestry education and training, identification and recognition of culturally significant areas, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Contact Information: Dan Boulianne, RPF
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Box 340 MacKenzie, BC V0J 2C0
Phone: 250 997 1027
AAC Volume: 43,398 m3 Area: 10 500 ha
Partners: No official partners, although we do liaise and communicate with a variety of groups or individuals.
Organizational Structure: Municipally owned Tenure: Tree Farm License # 26
The Forestry Department that manages the operation is a department within a normal municipal structure. The Director of Forest Management heads the Department and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer, who reports to Mayor and Council.
Board Members: Seven, including Mayor and six councilors who are elected by the residents of Mission in municipal elections every 3 years.
Mission Statement: Overall Forestry Department Goal – “To manage the Mission Municipal Forest considering integrated use, environmental principles, forest management knowledge, and legislative requirements to optimize economic, social, and environmental forest values.”
VisionStatement – “The best in sustainable community forestry values will be developed and delivered in the Mission Municipal Forest, in an efficient manner. Mission residents will be proud of the MMF, can expect a valuable stream of benefits from their forest and will be able to incorporate it into their daily lives. The MMF will be a forest operation known throughout BC for its innovation and leadership”.
Contact Information: Chris Gruenwald, R.P.F. Manager of Forestry Business Tel: 604-820-3764 Email: email@example.com
Website: Mission Municipal Forest
AAC Volume: 21,595 m3
Area: 7,405 ha
Partners: Splatsin First Nation and the Village of Lumby
Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership. Lumby and the Splatsin will split any revenue 50/50.
Board Members: The community forest is managed by a committee consisting of representatives from the village and the Splatsin First Nation.
Contact Information: Tom Kadla
Monashee Community Forest LLP
PO Box 430, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0
Phone (250) 547-2171
Website: Monashee Community Forest
AAC Volume: 20,000 m3
Area: 9,149 ha
Organizational Structure: Corporation with shares wholly owned by the Village of Nakusp.
Board Members: The NACFOR Board of Directors consists of seven directors appointed by the Village, including a member of the Village of Nakusp Council, a member of the RDCK Area K and five members representing local communities and interests.
Mission Statement: NACFOR strives to balance economic, ecological and social concerns in a manner that optimizes benefits for both the local and global community.
Contact Information: Frances Swan, Manager
Box 925, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0
Phone: 250-265-3656 extension 225
Website: Nakusp and Area Community Forest
AAC Volume: 25,000 m3
Area: 7,109 ha
Organizational Structure: Limited Company, City of Powell River is the sole shareholder Board Members: 9 member volunteer board
Mission Statement: To manage crown resources in the most biologically sound manner addressing all resource uses and serving to diversify the local and regional economy.
Contact Information: Chris Laing, Forest Manager Phone (604) 487-9540
Community Forest Office Powell River Community Forest Ltd. 4760 Joyce Ave. Powell River, BC V8A 3B6
Website: Powell River Community Forest
AAC Volume: 31,498 m3
Area: 7,981 ha
Tenure: CFA with a BCTS volume reservation
Partners: The Qala:yit Community Forest is a partnership between the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative, the Pacheedaht First Nation, and the provincial government.
Organizational Structure: The Co-operative is operated by a board of directors and alternates from 6 organizations, 2 districts, a township and three independent directors.
Contact Information: Lorne Scheffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 36 Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0
Tenure: Seeking Invitation for a CFA
Contact Information: Erin Robinson email@example.com
Organizational Structure: Seeking an invitation for a CFA
Contact Information: James Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org
202-843 Rossland Ave. Trail BC V1R 458
AAC Volume: 100,000 m3
Area: 119,000 ha
Partners: Downie Timber, Kozak Sawmills, Cascade Cedar
Organizational Structure: Corporation under the municipal government The tenure is Tree Farm License # 56. 100% of shares owned by City of Revelstoke; Timber Removal Agreements with partner mills. Five paid staff: general manager, accountant, operations forester, woods supervisor, administrative assistant
Board Members: Seven member Board of Directors, four city councilors or staff, three appointees from the community
Mission Statement: Community Goals: local control of local resources, economic security/stability and job protection, access to information and a voice in decision making, forest enhancement and environmental protection, revenue to benefit the community, community pride in direct management and ownership of local resources
Contact Information: Mike Copperthwaite, General Manager
Fax: (250) 837-5988
Address: Box 3199 Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
AAC Volume: 7,100 m3
Area: 15,981 Ha
Organizational Structure: Cooperative
Board Members: Operating with a board of seven directors.
Mission Statement: To create and operate a financially sound community forest business that fosters community and ecological health.
Contact Information: Stephan Martineau President, Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative
Phone: 250 226 7012
PO Box 189 Winlaw BC V0G 2J0
Website: Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative
AAC Volume: 13,500 m3
Area: 17,730 ha
Board Members: Interim Board with three representatives from the Lil’wat Nation and three representatives from the Village of Pemberton.
Organizational Structure: Spel̓kúmtn Community Forest (SCF) will be held and managed by Spel̓kúmtn Community Forest Limited Partnership (SCFLP). The initial management of the SCF will be completed by Lil’wat Forestry Ventures LP, reporting to the Board of the SCFC.
Partners: SCFLP is a partnership between the Lil’wat Nation (LN) and the Village of Pemberton (VOP) where Spelkumtn Community Forest Corporation (SCFC) is the General Partner and the LN and VOP are Limited Partners. The LN and VOP are shareholders of SCFC.
Mission Statement: Spel̓kúmtn Community Forest Limited Partnership will operate a safe, profitable and sustainable community forest. The community forest will be managed for environmental, social and economic values while taking into consideration the desires of its member and neighbouring communities.
Contact: Andrea Blaikie
Contact Information: email@example.com
Phone: (604) 894-6115 ext. 2250
Box 605 Mount Currie, BC V0N 2K0
AAC Volume: 20,000 m3
Organizational Structure: The District of Sechelt is the sole shareholder of Sechelt Community Projects Inc. which was incorporated for the purpose of managing the Sunshine Coast Community Forest.
Board Members: A Board of Directors consisting of 9 volunteer residents of varying backgrounds from the Sunshine Coast is elected by mayor and council to oversee the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation.
Mission Statement: Creating a legacy for our citizens by being exceptional stewards of our forest while balancing environmental, economic and social aspirations of the community.
Warren Hansen, Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Zieleman email@example.com Telephone: (604) 885-1986
Box 129 Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0
Website: Sunshine Coast Community Forest
AAC Volume: 20,000 m3 Area: 18,962 Ha
Organizational Structure: Municipally owned limited company. The Tumbler Ridge Community Forest has as of July 24, 2012 changed to a Corporation with the sole shareholder being the District of Tumbler Ridge. A corporation; Tumbler Ridge Community Forest Corp.
Board Members: The board is made up of 7 members, one of which is the mayor or his designate. The other members are appointed volunteers from the community.
Mission Statement: Vision: To be the model Community Forest in British Columbia. Mission: To manage our Community Forest in an environmentally sound and ecologically sustainable manner providing direct benefits to the community such as economic diversification, employment, education, and recreation.
Contact Information: Duncan McKellar RPF. Forest Operations Manager
2532 Kenney Court, Prince George, B.C. V0C 2W0 Website: tumblerridgeforest.com
AAC Volume: 56,514 m3
Area: 70,182 ha
Organizational Structure: Municipal corporation with Valemount as the sole shareholder.
Contact Information: Craig Pryor, Manager
Address: Valemount Community Forest Company Ltd. Box 1017 Valemount, BC, V0E 2Z0
Website: Valemount Community Forest
AAC Volume: 80,000/yr for 5 yrs, then reduced to 30,000/yr (or 45,000/yr for 25 years)
Area: 23,181 ha
Organizational Structure: Licence is held by the District of Vanderhoof and managed through a comprehensive forest management agreement with L&M Lumber.
Board Members: 7 Board Members are elected officials, Mayor and Council. Election every 4 years.
Mission Statement: The vision of the Vanderhoof Community Forest is to put control of lands and resources into the hands of local people by building a financially viable timber and non-timber forest resource business which provides benefits to the community and manages the forest in a sustainable manner that achieves a balance between community values and practicable management.
Contact Information: Margaret Stewart Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Vanderhoof Community Forest
AAC Volume: 33,000 m3 (20,000m3 – with a uplift of 13,500)
Area: 13,148 Ha
Organizational Structure: The Corporation operates under the direction of a Board of Directors comprised of eight volunteer members. The licence is held by the Wells Gray Community Forest Society and the Society dispenses the profits to the community.
Board, Manager. Net Profits are re-invested into communities within Wells Gray Country via an independent society.
Board Members: The officers of the Corporation consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and a Treasurer. One director position is reserved for Simpcw First Nations. The board oversees the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation.
Mission Statement: The Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation’s mission is to operate and manage a Community Forest Agreement License on a long term sustainable, environmental, and social plan that will maximize economic opportunities and benefits for the residents of Wells Gray Country.
Contact Information: George Brcko, Manager
Phone: 250-674-3530 Ext 110
209 Dutch Lake Road Clearwater BC, V0E 1N2
Website: Wells Gray Community Forest
AAC Volume: 5,000 m3
Area: 4,527 ha
Type of Organization: municipal sole shareholder
Board: governed by a Board comprised of seven Directors
Contact Information: Cameron Beck Email: email@example.com Phone: 250-961-4415
P.O. Box 69 Wells, BC V0K 2R0
Website: Wells-Barkerville Community Forest
AAC Volume: 55,000 m3
Area: 46,560 ha
Organizational Structure: The community forest is managed by Ntityix Resources LP (formerly Heartland Economics LP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Westbank First Nation (WFN) responsible for all of WFN’s forestry holdings. Heartland Economics LP is one of a consortium of companies reporting to the Westbank First Nation Development Company Ltd. Ntityix Resources LP has one staff forester (forestry manager) and two staff forest technicians. Other professional services are provided by independent consultants and contractors with preference given to First Nation held companies. Harvesting, hauling and road construction activities are undertaken by contracting companies owned by WFN members.
Board Members: The forestry manager reports to Chief and Council.
Mission Statement: The Westbank First Nation will manage their community forest in a manner that ensures a balance of economic, social and environmental values that will provide increased benefits from the forest resources for its members, other forest users and neighbouring communities.
Contact Information: Dave Gill, RPF, General Manager
Phone: 250 768 5617
Ntityix Resources LP 3522A Red Cloud Way Westbank, BC
AAC Volume: 23,000 m3
Area: 19,964 ha
Partners: The Villages of Greenwood and Midway
Organizational Structure: Limited partnership jointly owned by the Village of Midway and City of Greenwood.
Board Members: The West Boundary Community Forest is governed by an appointed 6 member Board of Directors representing the communities of theCity of Greenwood and the Village of Midway.
Mission Statement: West Boundary Community Forest is committed to managing a local forested area to maintain a sustainable, economically viable, healthy and safe forest environment that will provide for the local community; opportunities for education, employment and enjoyment, by, using approved management techniques and by following the existing laws of the land, adhering to higher level plans and by respecting and recognizing the rights of other legitimate land users.
Contact Information: Dan Macmaster, Manager
West Boundary Community Forest Inc. P.O. Box 160 Midway, B.C. V0H 1M0
Website: West Boundary Community Forest
AAC Volume: 30,000 m3
Partners: Town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa
Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership. The Board consists of seven Directors with representation from Town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa, Northern Engineered Wood Products, Office of the Wet’suwet’en and three directors at large. Tenure management and woodlands services are provided through contract.
Mission Statement: The goal of Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corp. is to manage the area for the long term economic, environmental, and social benefit of the residents of the Bulkley Valley. This includes: planning and management that will reflect the local communities’ values, encouraging compatible multiple uses on the landbase by various resource users; and maintaining functional integrity of ecosystems on the landbase for long term sustainability and diversity of plant and animal species.
Contact Information: Aurora Lavender
Phone: (250) 847-3680
Fax: (250) 847-2530
Box 565 Smithers BC, V0J 2N0
Website: Wetzin’kwa Community Forest
AAC Volume: 40,000 m3
Area: 28,828 ha
Partners: City of Williams Lake and the Williams Lake Indian Band
Organizational Structure: Limited Partnership – 499 shares to each limited partner, 2 shares to the general partner.
Board Members: Board of directors of the General Partner Board is 6 people, three appointed by each limited partner. The majority of appointees from each partner must be arm’s length from Council / Chief and Council, so max 1 council/staff person from each partner. .
Contact Information: Hugh Flinton, Forest Manager
WL Community Forest LP, 2561 Quigli Dr, Williams Lake BC, V2G 0B1
Website: Williams Lake Community Forest
AAC Volume: 4,900 m3
Area: 23,182 ha of the Xaxli’p Survival Territory / Crown forest land Partners: none
Organizational Structure: First Nation owned Corporation. The community forest is managed by the Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation, a company owned by the Xaxli’p First Nation. Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation has a five person Board of Directors elected by the community to oversee the operations of the community forest. Daily operations of the company are run by a Community Forest Manager, with support from a four person Forest Crew, and a consultant Forester.
Board Members: The Board of Directors includes one Board Chair and five Board Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and are elected by the Xaxli’p community at our Annual General Meeting.
Mission Statement: Considering the needs of present and future generations, Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation (XCFC) carries out ecologically and culturally sustainable land use for the benefit of Xaxli’pmec and the other beings in Xaxli’p Survival Territory. The responsibilities of XCFC extend throughout Xaxli’p Survival Territory, which includes the Community Forest Agreement area.
Contact Information: Community Forest Manager Phone 250-256-4228 Fax 250-256-4803 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: PO Box 19 Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Website: Xaxlip Community Forest
B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. (Blackwell) provides integrated forestry and environmental consulting services to a wide range of government and private sector clients and First Nations.
Contact Bruce Blackwell email@example.com
Chartwell Resource Group Ltd. provides natural resource management consulting services to a wide range of clients in government, industry, and First Nations. We have grown from a small group of operational foresters into a multi-disciplinary team offering a broad spectrum of natural resource management consulting services from four offices in British Columbia.
Contact Cliff Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed by foresters for foresters, Phoenix Connect is a cost-effective, easy to use forestry management application that allows companies to efficiently plan and track their silviculture, planting, harvesting and roads management activities, generate geo-referenced pdf maps and easily create government and company reports all in one place. We have affordable pricing packages for smaller operations; give us a call to arrange a demo and stop wrestling with multiple spreadsheets!
Contact Fiona Walsh FWalsh@drsystemsinc.com
Ecora is eager to work with Community Forest partners with forest interests of all sizes and tenures, or we can help with establishing your licenses and tenures for future use. Our Registered Professional Foresters and GIS specialists can help you understand the complex needs of your land base, update your forest inventory, act as a liaison or facilitator with government officials, stakeholders and First Nations, and help you visualize the future of your Community Forest.
Contact Dani Taillon email@example.com
Forsite is an integrated forest land management company providing value to our clients through innovative, sustainable, and operationally realistic services.
Contact Randy Spyksma firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoterra has highly experienced and qualified British Columbia Forestry Professionals with a strong working relationship with Government, Industry and First Nations. We provide a wide range of comprehensive, high-quality forestry and land management services in a safe and cost-effective way. We have extensive experience in all aspects of forestry across many industries – including but not limited to forestry, mining, oil and gas, government and private sector. Our services range from pre-development or multi-phase planning, through harvesting and clearing operations to reclamation and silviculture activities.
Contact Matthew Pilszek email@example.com
PRT Growing Services is the largest producer of container-grown seedlings in British Columbian with nursery locations in Campbell River, Pit Meadows, Nelson, Armstrong, Vernon, Coldstream, Prince George and Smithers. Our network of nurseries has the capacity to custom grow more than 180 million seedlings every year. In the 26 years we have been in business, PRT has established a strong leadership position in our industry by working closely with our customers and by providing reliable reforestation products at a competitive price.
Contact Dan Livingston firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvacom FMS is an integrated system of geospatial cloud-based forest management applications that empower forestry companies to plan harvesting activities, track operations, manage silviculture, generate georeferenced maps and much, much more. The Esri- based geospatial software solution offers sophisticated, powerful and easy-to-use workflows and has been thoughtfully designed to help forestry companies meet jurisdictional requirements.
Contact Zach Cole email@example.com