Maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem
Excellence in sustainable forest management
Powell River Community Forest Ltd.
Powell River Community Forest Ltd. (PRCF) was established in 2006. We are a forest company set up by our sole shareholder: the City Of Powell River. We are a limited, for profit company and profits are returned to the community. PRCF is directed by a nine-person voluntary board of directors, blending forestry and business experience.
• Maintain healthy and productive forest ecosystems.
• Deliver sustainable forest-management practices.
• Protect the water quality in the Haslam Lake and Lang Creek community watershed.
• Provide opportunities for local contractors, mill owners and value-added manufacturers.
• Protect key forest recreation resources.
• Achieve clear business and financial performance targets.
• Use the profits as a foundation for investment in the community.
It is very satisfying to see the growing number of completed projects in the community which have benefitted from funding from the Community Forest Reserve (the fund). Our 2007, 2008 and 2009 dividends, totalling $929,343, were paid into the fund and applied to the Timberlane Athletic Track and Field project. Our 2010 dividend was used to support facility uprade proposals from Powell River Curling Club, Powell River Gymnastics Club and Hap Parker Arena. Click here to find out more...
Powell River Community Forest Ltd awards two scholarships to Powell River residents to study in a post-secondary forestry related program. Two scholarships of $2,500 each are offered for people entering either: - a forestry related trades training program in a recognised Canadian institution, or - a forestry related graduate program in a recognised Canadian university. Click here to find out more...
Maintenance of water quality is key to the manageme nt of the Powell River Community Forest. Two major domestic intakes (Powell River District intak e on Haslam Lake and Brew Bay Intake at the mouth of Lang Creek) and numerous individual water licens es lie downstream of the Community Forest Lands. Click here to find out more...
Powell River Community Forest in the Media
Click here to find articles about Powell River Community Forest in the media since the beginning.