Fall Grant Intake: NOW CLOSED.
Deadline to submit application was: October 16, 2023.
Successful applicants have been notified.
West Boundary Community Forest Inc. (WBCF) is jointly owned by the Village of Midway and City of Greenwood. Osoyoos Indian Band has a management agreement with WBCF to manage the community forest.
In addition to managing the local forest, the community forest is used to educate elementary students in forest ecology and introduce local high school students to education and careers in forestry.
Committed to managing our local forest area: sustainable logging, preserving recreation, wildlife habitat enhancement, economic development and employment, and wildfire risk reduction.
Located on beautiful
Wilgress Lake, the Outdoor Education Centre is open for school field trips where students can learn about forestry, aquatic systems, local flora and fauna,
hike/canoe/fish, and more!
West Boundary Community Forest is committed to managing a local forested area to maintain a sustainable, economically-viable, healthy and safe forest environment that will provide for the local community.
It provides opportunities for education, employment, and enjoyment by using approved management techniques and by following the existing laws of the land, adhering to higher-level plans and by respecting and recognizing the rights of other legitimate land users.
Grants & Student Bursaries
A key mandate of the West Boundary Community Forest is to provide funding within the West Boundary region:
grants to eligible non-profit community groups and societies;
bursaries to post-secondary students.
WBCF was awarded Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forest Management
West Boundary Community is honoured to be the recipient of the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forest Management. Established in 2016, the award is presented annually to the community forest that best exemplifies the values exhibited by the late Robin Hood—a British Columbia community forest pioneer—and the B.C. community forest program. These values include:
innovation and leadership in land management
building and maintaining social license and involvement with local communities and First Nations
providing social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits to local communities and First Nations
West Boundary Community Forest also received Honourable Mention for the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forest Management in June 2019.
WBCF awarded Communitas Awards and an honourable mention in the Hermes Creative Awards
West Boundary Community is honoured to be the recipient of the Communitas Award in the Excellence in Community Service category. The Communitas Awards celebrate organizations that have social responsibility practices at the core of their operations and demonstrate a high level of community awareness.
WBCF also received an honourable mention in the Hermes Creative Awards recognizing its rebranding project that visually acknowledges its mission. The Hermes Creative Awards celebrate organizations and individuals worldwide committed to pushing the creative boundaries of information and technology through traditional and digital platforms.
These international awards celebrate both the excellence of organizations to enhance their communities as well as those who exhibit creativity in their communications to stakeholders.