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Wagon Road Ski Trail open but muddy

We assisted Kaslo's Recreation Groups with the upgrade of the ski trail section along the Wagon Road. This section spans between the Warming Hut and the Buchanan junction. Today we donated 4 hrs of backhoe and supervision time towards improvements of the trail...

Winterizing Keen Creek Mainline

Approximately 30 percent of our tenure lies in the Keen Creek drainage. Access is from Hwy 31A, through the South Fork community. The steep and narrow valley runs roughly North / South - which means that the sun reaches the narrow valley floor only briefly during the...

NATIONAL FOREST WEEK – Recap: POST HARVEST TOUR OF OUR 7MILE CUTTING PERMIT

Thank you all who made it out on a beautiful late September day to celebrate National Forest Week with us. We appreciated hearing your thoughts and ideas over a hot dog roast and hot chocolate followed by sourdough waffles with whipping cream and ginger applesauce by...

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS: 2018 COMMUNITY FIREWOOD RAFFLE

THE FUNDRAISERS TRUST FOR KIDS Trust for Kids has been in existence since 1981. It is set up to help families financially with dependent children who have to leave the area for medical appointments and procedures. Lardeau Valley Community Club (LVCC) Several years ago...

To report a wildfire or open-burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free, or mobile *5555

Fire Bans & Restrictions Southeast Fire Centre          Open fire bans are not currently in effect. A campfire ban is not currently in effect. Forest use restrictions are currently not in effect. Open Fire Regulations • See an overview map of zones in the...

Whose Garbage? – We are all paying for it.

Not so long ago I participated in a Silviculture conference in the West Kootenays. During the 2 day workshop we visited sites in the forest where forest management topics were presented and discussed. We piled into our rented vans, toured up and down gravel roads,...

Next Board Meeting – November 21 at 6:30 at the Kaslo Fire Hall

NEWS: Please note that the monthly meeting date has been changed to the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The meetings will start at 6:30 PM. We have moved our meeting location to the Kaslo Firehall. KDCFS Draft Meeting Minutes October 17 2018 Nov 21 2018 DRAFT AGENDA  ...

Harvesting in CP 39 and CP 40 complete !

Harvesting operations in CPs 39 and 40 are now complete. Access restrictions are lifted. Both cutting permits were sold 'on the stump' to Kalesnikoff/Stella Jones and harvested by Iron Peaks from New Denver and Sunshine Logging from Kaslo. The roughly 20,000 cubic...

3 WAYS TO FIND OUR INFORMATION

During the months of January to April we completed a full administrative re-organization changing the organization to match our vision for sustainable and responsible license management through long term planning, pursuit of innovation and improved stakeholder...

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Mission Statement

The Kaslo and District Community Forest Society (KDCFS) will manage the diversity of values of the Community Forest in an ecologically responsible and fiscally accountable manner on behalf of the people of Kaslo and Area D.

 

Our Strategies

  • Increase Community control over the land that sustains us to ensure sustainability into the future
  • Create community venture opportunities through initiatives, networking and innovation
  • Employ the local workforce and keep the money local
  • Improve community safety through landscape level planning
  • Educate our youth to preserve resource knowledge and autonomy

About

Kaslo Community Forest Society

The Kaslo and District Community Forest Society is governed by a 9 member volunteer Board of Directors, seven of whom are elected by the membership for a one or two year term, and two who are appointees of the Village of Kaslo and the Regional District of Central Kootenay Area D. Today, the tenure is managed by Jeff Reyden, RPF, and Sabrina Mutterer, a local, contractual management team.

Annual      Steve Anderson, Chair, VOK Appointee
2018-2020   Ross Lake (retired)
2017-2019   Tara Clapp, Treasurer
2018-2020   Steve Fawcett, Secretary
2017-2019   Marie-Ange Fournier-Beck
Annual      Chris Webster, RDCK Appointee
2018-2020   Stephen Neville, Vice Chair
2017-2019   Robin Mercy

Forest

Operations

The KDCFS area based tenure lies within the Kootenay Lake Timber Supply Area. Its boundaries span a gross area of 32,416 hectares (ha), of which roughly 19 percent consist of mountain tops and alpine tundra and 81 percent are productive forest. Roughly 10,000 ha of the productive forest are considered the “working forest”. Elevations range from 640m at Kootenay Lake to 2300m in the alpine…

Water

Domestic and Community watersheds comprise approximately 12,500 ha, or 38% of our license area. The integrity and maintenance of our numerous mountain streams supplying drinking water into our backyards place at the top of our management concerns. This is reflected in the KDCFS’s Watershed Policy. The community and urban interface within the tenure shelters many privately licensed water intakes along creeks, seeps and springs.

 

Recreation

Throughout history our forests have served vital and multifaceted roles for our communities. The segment undergoing rapid growth during recent years, both in economic and social terms, is forest recreation. As health awareness and a need to balance our increasingly electronic environment take on a primary focus in our lives, our forests have experienced a shift from traditional uses to a new adventure playground offering competitive and technically skilled challenges such as mountain biking, ridge races, tree skiing and geocaching circuits.

Contributions

In step with its mission statement, the Community Forest has invested into opportunities that would benefit the residents of Kaslo and Regional District Area D since its inception.

These opportunities arrived in various ways but were all targeted towards spearheading initiatives towards, or supporting existing local projects that addressed a wide cross-section of community organizations such as the arts, amateur sport, health and safety, education and recreation. These direct grant infusions into the local way of life has amounted to over $700,000 to date.

 

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Member today!

Memberships are valid for a calendar year. In order to vote at the AGM, you must have a current membership. If you were eligible to vote at last year’s AGM, then you can purchase your membership the evening of the AGM (or earlier). If you didn’t have a membership last year, then you must purchase your membership at least 30 days before the AGM.

To be a member you must be at least 18 years of age, and have been a resident or property owner in Kaslo or Area D for 30 days and in BC for 6 months. All memberships expire December 31. Annual membership fee of $5.00

Regular Board Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm upstairs in the Kemball Building. Exceptions will be posted on here.

Drop the completed form and payment off at Mel B Digital on Front Street, or mail with a cheque to Box 789, or email to manager@kaslocommunityforest.org (and pay by e-transfer).

Once your application has been reviewed and payment made, we will send you a password to access our online member page.
Forgot your password? Email manager@kaslocommunityforest.org

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Community Forest

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Kaslo and District Community Forest Society
Box 789
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Email: manager@kaslocommunityforest.org
Phone: (250) 353-9677