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.

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Our Area

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.

Use our online GIS mapping tool

Looking to plan a trip into the backcountry? Want to find your favourite hiking trail? Our GIS topographical map offers different layers of information in our operational area. View our map in as much - or as little - detail as you'd like.

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