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.
Looking to harvest firewood?
CLCCF has recently developed a firewood permit process with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources. Residents looking to collect firewood within the CLCCF Community Forest Agreement Area require a permit from Chilliwack District Office, as well as a CLCCF permit. If you have any questions, please contact CLCCF:
Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest
PO Box 377, 314 Hudson Bay St. | Hope, BC | V0X 1L0
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)
Looking for something specific?
CLCCF strives to be transparent to the community and stakeholders it serves. To that end, we post all governing documents, plans and agreements in our Document Centre.
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. You can also view our layered GIS map online, where you can edit the level of detail to match your needs. It's a great recreational planning tool.