NEW 2016 Community Forest Indicators Report

Link to the Report
Link to the News Release

Thirty-eight community forests participated in the survey, representing 93% of the operating community forests in the BCCFA.

A New Rural Resource

The BC Rural Centre website is all about sharing success stories, information, policies, and tools that will help rural residents and communities successfully address rural development challenges. The website was created and initially financed by the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC) to provide an interactive forum to share rural development information.

Harrop-Procter Community Forest Featured

The BC Rural Centre website includes a section on forestry. Currently featured is a video on the Harrop-Procter Community Forest
 link to the video

Thank you for your understanding

Thank you for your  kindness and patience with delays and unreturned calls in the last weeks. Susan was on a leave of absence in March and has recently  returned to her desk on reduced hours due to the loss of her one and only son. Nyle Mulkey-Chose was loved by so many and his lust for life will continue to inspire us, well beyond his short 30-year life. We are heartbroken.

Nyle loved the mountains and was passionate about fly fishing. He spent the winter months as a guide in the Selkirk mountains and worked as a forest tech the rest of the year. 

Spring 2017



The BC Community Forest Network is Growing
Three new invitations to apply for a Community Forest Agreement have been announced in the past few weeks.  Invitations have gone to a partnership between Likely and the community of Big Lake, Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, and the Qala-yit [Kwah-LIE-it]  Community Forest a partnership between Pacheedaht First Nation and Cowichan Lake. It is exciting to see more opportunities being made available for community forests in  BC.
Read the news releases 
Likely and Big Lake
Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
Pacheedaht First Nation and Cowichan Lake

Community Forests and the Provincial Election
A communication tool -  BCCFA Overview and Priorities Report
We have prepared this document for use with the Community Forest Indicators Report by supporters of community forestry in BC  as you meet  with your local candidates leading up to the May 9th provincial election. Ask questions and find out what candidates will do to support community forests!   read more

2017 Conference and AGM June 15 - 17 Tumbler Ridge, BC
Join us in Tumbler Ridge, the land of waterfalls and dinosaurs, and home of the new UNESCO Global Geopark, for the 2017 Conference and AGM, hosted by the Tumbler Ridge Community Forest. Each year, community forest managers and board volunteers, along with forest professionals, local and provincial government representatives and academics look forward to the informative sessions and valuable networking opportunities of this event. Join us and experience BC community forest culture first hand. Online registration will be available soon. Meanwhile you can  book your accommodation.
Accommodations Guide 
Become a Conference Sponsor - On line payment available soon 
Event Venue - Trend Mountain Hotel
Job Opportunity: Seeking A New General Manager for the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest 
This is a full time staff position in Hope. read more

The Interior Appraisal Manual April 1st update read more
UBCM Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (WUI)
Community forest organizations are encouraged to work with their local governments for projects in the WUI. The next deadline is April 28 2017 read more
Rural Dividend Project Funding Opportunity
The third intake of the BC Rural Dividend Program will open from April 3, 2017 to May 31, 2017. A new program guide and supporting documents are now available online.The program is is administered by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, given its responsibility for rural development. read more

Woodlot and Community Forest Safety Committee - New Info
What are Community Forest Agreement holder responsibilities regarding the safety of workers, volunteers, visitors and learners on their licence? read more

Other News

March Update from Minister Thomson read more

Keeping it Rural Conference June 20-21 in Kelowna
An event sponsored by the BC Rural Centre read more
BC Forest Safety Council Safety Alert
Common Falling Hazards read more

Federation of British Columbia Woodlot Associations
The Woodlot Communicator read more

Province-wide Community to Community Forum
The First Nations Summit and UBCM are pleased to announce that the sixth Province-wide Community to Community (PC2C) Forum will be held on June 6, 2017 at the Musqueam Community Centre. read more   

Rumour Mill RoundUpDate 
April 13, 2017 read more 

Columbia Mountains Institute for Applied Ecology 
Introduction to Wetland Plants of BC (July 25-26), and a Soils Description and Classification course (June 7-9) read more

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