Community Forests in Canada: An Overview. The Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 70, No.6.
Duinker, Peter N., Patrick W. Matakala, Florence Chege, and Luc Bouthilier. 1994.
Community Forestry in British Columbia: Models that Work. The Forestry Chronicle, Vol 70. No. 6.
Allan, Kim and Darrel Frank. 1994.
(This article highlights two community forests, each a municipal forest operation, that have been in
existence for over 40 years)
Conservation Biology, Mexico’s Community-managed Forests as a Global Model for Sustainable Landscapes.
David Barton Bray et al, June 2003.
(This article talks about how the ejido system in Mexico has empowered local communities to manage their
forests for economic and environmental goals.)
Harrop-Procter Community Forest, Procter, British Columbia, Canada
The communities of Harrop and Procter are situated 20 miles northeast of the city of Nelson in the
West Kootenay interior region of British Columbia, Canada. The communities overlook the West
Arm of Kootenay Lake that flows into the U.S. We fit geographically within the Yellowstone to
Yukon Project. We are located within one of only a few interior rainforests in the world.
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Revelstoke Community Forest
The Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation (RCFC) was formed in April 1993 to manage and operate
Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 56 which was purchased by the City of Revelstoke from Westar Timber Ltd. The
City's primary reason for purchasing the Licence was to regain some control over the local forest resources
for social and economic reasons, but also to improve the standard of forest management and environmental
protection in the area.
Harrop-Proctor Community Forest
The Harrop-Procter Pilot has gone two steps past the typical community forest by implementing an ecosystem-based
plan as well as value-added strategies to expand local employment. The goal of ecosystem-based planning is to
leave a fully functioning forest after logging takes place. So far, Harrop-Procter has the only community
forest in BC with ecosystem-based plans in place at both the landscape and timber stand level.
Community Forest Tenure
Outlines goals, objectives and questions regarding community forest tenure in British Columbia. A great
introduction to community forests.
Forests and Communities.org
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Peoples to manage their forests and forest resources in ways that are socially just, ecologically sound,
economically viable, and culturally respectful.