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Healthy Forests.
Healthy Communities.

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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.

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FOREST MANAGEMENT

Committed to managing our local forest area: sustainable logging, preserving recreation, wildlife habitat enhancement, economic development and employment, and wildfire risk reduction.

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EDUCATION CENTRE

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!

Our Mission

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.

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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.

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Robin Hood Memorial Award 2020
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WBCF awarded Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forest Management

OCTOBER 2021

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.