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Job Creation
Up to eight job seekers in the Barriere and Clearwater area, including members of the Simpc’w First Nation, will gain trail clearing, milling and carpentry skills, thanks to a new Job Creation Partnership project. Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society has been provided $243,590 in funding to support the project through the Community and Employer Partnerships more


Welcome to our new
BCCFA Supplier member!

D.R. systems inc. is a forestry consulting and software development firm based in Nanaimo, BC. They have been providing solutions for forestry and other natural 
resources managers for over 20 years. They specialize in supporting clients to improve the sustainability of their land and the profitability of their operations. read more
Robin Hood Memorial
On July 31 Robin Hood, former president of the BCCFA, was laid to rest in his beloved Chinese Cemetery at Quesnel Forks  in Likely. 
The Stone before engraving
Hood Marker
Donated by the BCCFA

BCCFA staff worked with Rob's wife Darlene, Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Services  and Stewart Monumental Works in Victoria to design the marker.
Robin Hood celebration of life
Many BCCFA colleagues and friends, dignitaries and family gathered to remember the big guy. 


Summer 2016 Newsletter

Forest Enhancement Program Funding Deadline
Community forests with shovel ready projects that meet the funding criteria should contact their FLRNO District immediately. Latest submission date for receipt of the prioritized District/Regional project lists to FESBC is August 19, 2016  read more 

Forests for Tomorrow Program Funding Deadline
The deadline for submitting project proposals for the 2017 – 2018 program is August 19th.  Eligible Activities are detailed in the Silviculture Funding Criteria found here.  Contact Jennifer Gunter for more information. 

Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention
UBCM Pre Conference Session - 
BC Forest Policy Decision Making: The Case for Greater Community Consultation and Engagement”
Monday September  26, 2016   9:00 am – 12 noon Victoria, BC.  BCCFA Executive Director, Jennifer Gunter and President, Erik Leslie will participate in this session. 
UBCM Exhibitor’s Showcase -  The BCCFA will host a booth Showcase. BCCFA members are asked to encourage their elected representatives to stop by the booth. 

 2016 National Forest Week - September 18th to 24th - True North, Strong and Green
The BC National Forest Week coalition has resources and support for community forests  hosting celebrations that extend awareness and understanding of BC forests to the community. Educational outreach efforts help citizens appreciate our forests, our forest heritage, and the value of this renewable resource to the community and  province’s social, economic, and environmental well‐being.   read more  PDF

Health and Safety Responsibilities of Directors and Board Members
In practical terms, safety is about doing what you can do to make sure the people that work on your woodlot or community’s forest make it home safely. There are legal obligations attached to your role as a director, officer or board member of the organization  that holds the tenure. There are two main sources – occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation and the Criminal Code. read more

Reports and Meeting Minutes - For members only. To join the BCCFA click here
2016 Draft BCCFA AGM Minutes
2016 President's Report
Executive Director's Report July 2016
May 18, 2016 BCCFA Minutes
June 22, 2016 BCCFA Minutes
June 2016 Joint Working Group Minutes

Other News

Wildland Fire Conference 2016
BC is hosting the Wildland Fire Conference 2016 in Kelowna from Oct 24 to 28, 2016 - the theme is Building Resilience. The Westbank First Nation Community Forest will be one of the stops on the field tour. We encourage our members to consider participating. read more

2016 SISCO Fall Field Tour 
Summerland BC September 27 - 28, 2016 Looking at Previously Harvested Stands to Help Predict What Current Harvesting Practices Might Bring in the Future more information

Columbia Mountains Institute Bio-engineering: A Restoration Course
Sept 18-19, 2016.  Revelstoke BC read more

Northern Development Announces New CEO read more 

Economic Uptick Newsletter August 2016
Economic Uptick is a monthly newsletter partnership between the 16-97 Economic Alliance and the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia.  The purpose of the newsletter is to share information about current events, publications, and announcements of interest to economic development officers and others, so that informed decisions can be made about economic opportunities for communities.  read more

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