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.
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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.
News & Announcements
2021 AGM Announced
Due to COVID-19, CLCCF will be hosting our 2020 AGM online on July 29th at 7:00 pm (PDT). We will be using Zoom. Please note: For security purposes, this meeting will require you to have a unique link and password. To participate, please follow the instructions below by July 22nd at the latest: Instructions: Email…
Grade 1 tree planting along the Coq
New seedlings along the Coquihalla River trails. If you noticed little tree planters this spring along the Coquihalla River trails, you probably saw the grade one class from Hope Elementary on a tree planting field trip. Seedlings planted over the past year or so didn’t survive, so it was a great opportunity to educate and…
RFP – Audit Services
The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest includes about 26,000 hectares of crown forest land largely in the vicinity of Hope. To ensure conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and legislated provisions for companies in BC, the CLCCF must ensure an external audit is performed annually by a qualified independent accounting firm. These audits must be…
Dragon’s Back trail update
Happy 2021! We hope your new year is off to a great start. We’re happy to announce we’ve been making some great improvements to our new Dragon’s Back Trail. After harvesting was complete, the staging area was built, along with trail clearing. It was a successful project, spanning about 2 weeks. Planting will take place…
Fall Harvesting & Trails Date
Active Harvesting Areas We are harvesting in Nicklemine NM003 and NM003A, the blocks are just past 4 km on the Nicklemine FSR. Please beware of logging trucks during weekdays, there is no hauling on weekends. Recreation & Trail Work
Dragon’s Core Mountain Bike Trail Approved!
CLCCF was approved to build recreation trails via a Section 57 notice in the Silver Skagit area, near the head of the Dragons Back Trail. The concept is that CLCCF will make the area better for recreation by creating Mountain Bike Trails designed by a professional designer and thus leaving the area with a mountain…
2020 AGM Announced
Due to COVID-19, CLCCF will be hosting our 2020 AGM online on July 17th at 6:00 pm (PDT). We will be using GoToMeeting. Please note: In order to avoid hacking threats, this meeting will require you to have a unique link and password. To participate, please follow the instructions below by July 15th at the…
CLCCF hosts Emily Carr University
Cedar bark collection for Emily Carr’s First Nations Cultural Program CLCCF’s General Manager provided a tour to Emily Carr University’s staff of the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest area in search for Cedar Bark and other materials to be utilized in the Emily Carr University’s Cultural Program.
Spring Update – April 2020
Harvesting update: We are currently harvesting in the Emory Drainage at 4km off of the Forest Service road. We are also currently harvesting in the Silver Skagit, off the Eureka Forest Service Road. Planting Update: We have started our planting program for our 2019 harvested areas. We have planted EM013 block in the Emory Drainage…
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