The annual WBCF Community Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 5 at McArthur Centre in Greenwood. Residents of West Boundary, as well as RDKB Area E Director, Vicki Gee, and local media attended to hear from the Board of Directors and the Manager of the Community Forest, Dan Macmaster, Registered Professional Forester, (RPF).
The presentation included information about forest operations completed this year, as well as current and future permits. In addition, Dan Macmaster outlined two grant applications to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) which, if successful, will help to fund wildfire mitigation projects in the Jewel Lake and May Creek areas of WBCF.
Ross Elliott, Board Secretary outlined the governance structure, and provided financials including shareholder dividends, and disbursements in the form of grants and scholarships.
Attendees were invited to ask questions and provide their feedback. They also received a visual tour of the new website and Facebook page, and were invited to check in regularly and also share their feedback via posts, comments, email and phone. The purpose of the website and Facebook page is to provide the Board and Community Forest Manager with increased opportunity to engage with stakeholders, and broader access for residents to share feedback and seek information.
Click the link to view the PDF of the December 2018 Presentation to Community Members