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BCCFA Conference and AGM – Hosted in Nakusp

Thank you for joining us for the 20th Anniversary of the BC Community Forest Association during the 2022 Conference and AGM in Nakusp this fall! We were happy to welcome our members, colleagues and partners to join us October 19th -21st.

It was an excellent event with almost 200 attendees, including Minister Katrine Conroy, and Richard Whitney from the Colville Confederated Tribes, representing the Sinixt (Lakes People).

For more information about the event, visit the BCCFA website.

And, visit the BCCFA website for the panels and presentations offered during the conference.

Of the 60 community forest agreements in BC, 49 are members of the BC Community Forest Association. These members, along with delegates from First Nations, provincial, regional and local governments, industry and Selkirk College attended the conference.

Ninety conference attendees enjoyed a field tour of several projects NACFOR has been working on over the past few years, including the Wildfire Risk Reduction fuel management treatment north of Nakusp, Box Lake Lumber and the Arrow Park Recreation Trail.

Over the three days, many Nakusp organizations and businesses helped to make the conference local and bring a special touch. Dan from Box Lake Lumber welcomed delegates to his mill to speak about wood supply and fibre utilization from a local operational perspective. The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society lead a tour up to the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen. Burton City Cider and the Valley of the Springs Winery offered tastings during the Wednesday night reception. Jennifer Chocolates provided gifts to speakers during the conference. Dr. B and the Biscuit played music during the Thursday night banquet. Local craftsmen like AMC Naturals and Rock Island Wood Craft provided gifts and items to the silent auction. The Arrow Lakes Historical Society presented a slideshow during the reception on historical logging in the Arrow Lakes area with many interesting photos and stories. Deb Guest and crew catered delicious food tirelessly over the three days to appreciative attendees.

NACFOR would also like to thank all of the volunteers who helped to organize the conference. Here’s to community forestry!