What is a Community Forest Agreement (CFA)?
A community forest agreement (CFA) is an area-based forest tenure issued by BC Ministry of Forests that allows harvest of timber on provincial forest land. CFAs were intended to provide communities with opportunities to have more control over how their local forests are managed and directly receive benefits from forest development occurring in their area. Powell River CFA was awarded in August 2006 and covers approximately 7,100 hectares of forest area. A sustainable allowable annual cut has been calculated at 35,000 cubic metres per year. Powell River Community Forest (PRCF) is responsible for all planning, development and reforestation activities of the CFA.
Who is Powell River Community Forest Ltd.?
Powell River Community Forest (PRCF) is an independent corporation set up by City of Powell River. It holds the CFA on behalf of the entire community. We are a for-profit forest company, however, what sets us apart is that 100 per cent of profits are returned to community.
PRCF is directed by a nine-person volunteer board of directors, blending forestry and business experience.
Current directors are:
Our Forest Manager
PRCF has a forest management contract with Results Based Forest Management (RBFM), a local forestry consulting company which does a range of forestry work for a number of companies. Chris Laing, the owner of RBFM works closely with the PRCF board to ensure PRCF is not only a successful business but also delivers the highest standard of forest practices on the CFA. Chris is our main contact for the public, user groups and contractors wanting information about what is happening on the ground.
Phone: 604-487-9540 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Powell River Community Forest Ltd.
4760 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC