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News / Blog

  • Name the Trail!
    Volunteers have been busy working to help make the Community Forest’s goal of a Summer 2018 trail opening a reality.…
    Written on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:20
  • Wildfire Fuel Reduction Project
    Our 2017/18 wildfire fuel mitigation project is well underway! We are removing the thick underbrush and spacing the overstory in…
    Written on Friday, 16 March 2018 13:34
  • Current Logging Operations
    We are currently logging up Birch Creek and will be there until summer 2018. Please be aware that logging trucks…
    Written on Friday, 16 March 2018 13:04
  • National Forest Week 2017!
    This year was the third year we hosted a field trip for the grade 5 students of the Creston Valley.…
    Written on Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:47
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Welcome to the Creston Community Forest

The Creston Community Forest (CCF) is a small forest management company operating within over 21,000 hectares of land surrounding the Creston Valley, including four major community watersheds. CCF is run by a board of directors comprised of ten community members, five of whom are representatives of the company's shareholders (The Erickson Community Association, Trails for Creston Valley Society, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the Town of Creston and Wildsight). It is our job not only to extract the timber resources from the land, but also to ensure the protection of it. This includes developing management strategies specific to each individual area, preserving important natural resources, carrying out harvest operations with the lowest impact possible and ensuring new, healthy growth, so that timber supply will be available for generations to come. As stewards of these lands we place high priority on non-timber values, taking an ecosystem based approach to our harvesting and reforestation practices.

This website provides information about the land we are privileged to operate in and the way we have chosen to do so. In addition you will find information on other projects we have been working on to give back to the community that supports us.