A vital connection between our communities and the forest
Through local collaboration we create economic gain, environmental protection and address the economic and social needs of our communities.
What is a Community Forest?
Community forest agreements are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage community involvement in, and management of, local forests. The British Columbia Community Forest Association describes a community forest as:
A community forest can be described as a forestry operation managed by a local government, community group, First Nation or community-held corporation for the benefit of the entire community. Community forestry involves the three pillars of sustainable development: social, ecological, and economic sustainability. At its core, community forestry is about local control over and enjoyment of the monetary and non-monetary benefits offered by local forest resources.
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest includes approximately 26,000 HA of forest land between the District of Hope, Yale First Nation and the Fraser Valley Regional District. Revenues from forestry operations on those lands are distributed between the partners to support initiatives in the three communities.
News & Announcements
New year, new site!
We’re ringing in the new year with a shiny new website! We’re excited to launch this updated platform, and we’re confident it will help facilitate better engagement with our community and stakeholders. Some highlights include our new map, as well as an opportunity to sign up for updates and announcements. Interested community members and stakeholders are…
CLCCF extends General Manager contract (September 2018 news release)
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest (CLCCF), a community forest organization based in Hope, BC, has renewed the contract of General Manager Matt Wealick, for a five-year term. Following an extremely successful one-year appointment in 2017, the Board is happy to announce we have renewed Matt’s contract for a five-year term, bringing increased stability to…
CLCCF sees exceptional year in 2017 (July 2018 news release)
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest (CLCCF), a community forest organization based in Hope, BC, saw a strong year in 2017. Included in the busy schedule was the naming of well-regarded forester Matt Wealick as the organizations’ General Manager following the retirement of the organizations founding GM Kim Allan; the undertaking year one of the…
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