Community Forests reduce waste – featuring the Cheakamus Community Forest

Situated on 33,018 Ha surrounding Whistler, the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) is a partnership between the Lil’wat and Squamish First Nations and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW).

Through CCF’s forest fuel reduction project funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, 2,993 metric tonnes of post harvesting biomass was ground and delivered to the RMOW Composter. The biomass is mixed with solid waste from Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton sewage, composted into a Class A soil amendment and sold locally, producing a net return to the fuel reduction program.

Read more about the benefits of community forests in the 2019 Indicators Report.

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