Your Community, Your Forest.

The Creston Community Forest (Creston Valley Forest Corporation) is a small forest management company operating within over 21,000 hectares of land surrounding the Creston Valley. As forest stewards of these lands, our goal is to sustainably manage the surrounding forests to ensure ecosystem resiliency, as well as long-term timber production for the Creston Community.

Our Mission

“To be outstanding stewards, managing forest resources for environmental sustainability and economic stability while providing education and recreation opportunities in the Creston Valley.”

At the Creston Community Forest, we uphold strong values in sustainable forest management. This involves implementing timber harvest practices that are guided by ecosystem-based management, prioritizing the preservation of non-timber resources, as well as reducing our operational impact on the landscape. In doing so, we hope to ensure the health and productivity of Creston’s surrounding forests for generations to come.

The community forest 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). As seen in our mission statement, the community forest aims to protect community values and ensure economic stability within the Creston Valley. This is carried out by community-guided decision making, as well as through the creation of local jobs and local profits.

Alongside sustainable forest management, the CCF is committed to the enhancement of Creston’s social benefits. This is carried out through the development of youth forest education programs, as well as the creation and expansion of Creston’s outdoor recreation opportunities.

 

Community Forest News

Creston Community Forest provides funding to the Lower Kootenay Band for Yaqan Nukiy Wetland Restoration Project

Creston Community Forest board members, John Chisamore and Ann Deatherage … Read the rest

Hiking Season has Begun!

The warmer weather has arrived and it’s time to get … Read the rest

Prescribed Burn to Happen on Goat Mountain

To further our fuel mitigation work on Goat Mountain, the … Read the rest

Road Construction at Birch Creek

The Creston Community Forest has been constructing road in the … Read the rest

New Bridge Constructed Over Sullivan Creek

A new walking bridge has been constructed across Sullivan Creek … Read the rest

The History of the Thompson Pack Trail

The Thompson Pack Trail kiosk located on Vance Road in … Read the rest

West Ridge Trail Extension Completed

The West Ridge Trail Extension was recently completed on Mount … Read the rest

Mountain Goat Enjoys Creston Valley Views

A mountain goat was spotted on Mount Thompson enjoying the … Read the rest

CCF Takes to the Skies!

On Thursday May 28th, a picnic table, bench and fire … Read the rest