BCCFA Publications and Webinars

BCCFA Publications and Webinars

Micro Sawmills in British Columbia – Insights for Community Forests

Micro sawmills are defined as mills that process 2,000-20,000 m3 per year. Micro mills present a number of opportunities for community forests including the creation of more local jobs, increased value from harvested trees, and enhanced rural economic diversification.

This in-depth report offers two case studies of community forests operating micro sawmills, what is needed financially and logistically to start up a sawmill, and a list of important elements to consider in determining if this unique investment opportunity is the right fit for any given community forest.

Micro Sawmills in British Columbia – Insights for Community Forests Report

Press Release

BCCFA Micro Mill Webinar

Socio-Economic Impacts of British Columbia’s Community Forests Program

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.

Socio-Economic Impacts of British Columbia’s Community Forests Program

A Guide to Building Relationships and Cultivating Social Licence

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 Guide to Building Relationships and Cultivating Social Licence​

The Shareholder Corporation Contract- A Tool for Strengthening Cooperation and Accountability in Community Forestry

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.

The Shareholder Corporation Contract- A Tool for Strengthening Cooperation and Accountability in Community Forestry

The Community Forestry Guidebook I

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.

The Community Forestry Guidebook I​