We have developed publications that capture the collective wisdom and lessons learned from community forest practitioners. These resources provide important information, tools, and techniques related to the unique nature of the Community Forest Agreement tenure.
This practical “how-to” guide provides valuable tools and techniques for everyone interested or involved in community forest management in British Columbia and elsewhere. Published in 2004 it compiles the collective wisdom of community forestry practitioners in the province and embraces many of the lessons on community forestry learned to date. It remains a useful tool.
Published in 2012, this guidebook addresses critical governance and forest management information priorities identified by BCCFA members. The information, tools, and techniques here, relate specifically to this unique tenure, and endure over time.
This guide is specifically intended for the shareholders and directors of community forest corporations. It explains how a well-written contract will help communities to clarify their roles and responsibilities, and ultimately lead to accountability and collaboration at all levels of the organization.
This guide was developed for managers of small tenures in British Columbia who are working closely with local communities, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as well as provincial, federal, and municipal agencies. It provides examples of lessons learned and key concepts that will help guide managers in the process of cultivating social licence using a range of participatory approaches.
A three-part series of stories on community forests and how they are supporting local value-added manufacturing.
By comparing the value created by community forests and the total forest activity in the province, this study provides insight into the benefits that community forests bring to the rural and Indigenous communities they operate within, and to the province as a whole. Using a multiple account analysis framework, the report assesses the socio-economic impacts of community forests on economic development, government revenues and social implications.
As of October 2020, there are 58 operating community forest organizations and 5 with invitations to apply, representing nearly 100 individual communities, involved at some stage of planning or operating a Community Forest Agreement.
An overview of the work of community forest managers in BC. A report to the BC Community Forest Association by Meike Siegner, UBC Faculty of Forestry, March 2019
When Forest Management Becomes Personal
This guide is designed to provide community forests with the information needed to make informed decisions about the management and use of non-timber forest resources (NTFRs) in community forests.