Benefits of our Community Forest
Community forestry contributes to local jobs and economic stability. Money generated through the CLCCF stays in the communities of District of Hope, Yale First Nation, and the Fraser Valley Regional District. Other benefits include:
- Long-term community economic development
- Local employment
- Local-level decision making that leads to locally appropriate decisions and improves the incentives to consider the long-term benefits of sustainable management
- Protection of drinking watersheds, viewscapes, and other values that are important to communities and to local and regional economic activity
- Enhanced opportunities for education and research.
Our forest stewardship plan includes both silviculture and sustainability with a goal of managing and operating the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest to the benefit of all our partners (the Fraser Valley Regional District, Yale First Nation the District of Hope).
View or download our detailed Forest Stewardship Plan (1.5 MB)
View or download our current Harvest Plan Map (1.2 MB)
Our Community Forest Operational 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. Below is a map of our operational area.