Register Now - BCCFA Conference and AGM
May 26-28, 2016
More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the annual gathering of the BCCFA in Lake Cowichan. The conference is jointly hosted this year by the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative (CLCFC) and Pacheedaht First Nation.
BCCFA President Erik Leslie commented on the value of the event: "Each community forest is unique. The BCCFA conference is a great opportunity for community forest practitioners and supporters to learn from each other and to see how our host community forest is managed."
The three-day event will be centred in community facilities in Lake Cowichan and will include bus tours into forest operations in the area. Workshops and sessions will cover the technical and policy aspects of community forests. The Pacheedaht will be preparing a traditional feast for delegates followed by an address by Forests Minister Steve Thomson. UPDATED Conference Program
The host team has done a tremendous job with recruitment of sponsors for our event . Find out about our sponsors read more
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The Silent Auction
will be held at the Friday night banquet. All contributions are gratefully accepted. Funds raised go towards sponsoring students for the 2017 conference.
Showcase of Special Projects
Each community forest is asked to bring to the conference a 5x7 photo of a project recently funded by your organization either in the community or on the CFA land base.
BCCFA Board Recruitment
At the AGM scheduled for May 28th there will be 5 directors who have reached the end of their 2 year term. There are 4 directors who are in the middle of their term. The 5 retiring directors have expressed interest in standing for another term. Yet in the interests of an open democratic process, the board encourages other members to consider running for the board. Please contact Erik Leslie
if you would like to learn more about serving as a director. Director Application Form
BCCFA Membership Renewal
Invoices for 2016-2017 full memberships have been sent to all members. These are based on the new fee formula approved at last year’s AGM. Associate and Supplier memberships can be paid on line click here
. For more information on the benefits of each membership category go to the BCCFA website
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