Community Forests in BC

The BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) is:

A network of rural community based organizations engaged in community forest management, and those seeking to establish new community forests.

– BCCFA (2014)

Although the concept of community forestry has been around since 1945, there were only a handful of community forests operating in BC until the turn of the century. The BCCFA was formed in 2002 and the number of Community Forest Agreements began to rise. By 2008, 52 community forests were involved in the Community Forest Agreement (CFA) Program. Collectively, community forests represent 2% of the provincial annual harvest.

For more information about Community Forests in BC, check out:


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Community Forest Agreements