West Boundary Community Forest Inc. (WBCF) is jointly owned by the Village of Midway and City of Greenwood. Vaagen Fibre Canada 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.
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 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.