Making the Connection – Communities and Forest Stewardship

Welcome to the Columbia Headwaters Community Forest web site!

The Columbia Headwaters Community Forest (CHWCF) is an initiative to establish a Community Forest in the headwaters of the Columbia Valley, encompassing crown forests in the British Columbia Rocky Mountain Trench, between Radium Hot Springs and Canal Flats.

We invite you to explore this site and to learn about this initiative, including:

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Your questions and comments are most welcome. We are also interested in hearing if you would like to become actively involved in the initiative and how we can contact you.


Take a virtual tour of the Community Forest Study area with Google Earth. Click on the link below.

Google Earth Map of the Community Forest Study Area

If you do not have Google Earth you can download a copy at

Latest News

Meeting with Chief Forester

Posted by administrator on 2016-11-27 23:48:53 UTC

Executive members meant with the Chief Forester to discuss timber requirements for a community forest. We restated our position that the area envisioned for the community forest was one where current licensees did not wish to harvest timber due to the number of community watersheds, quality of timber and high value placed upon the area by residents and businesses. Our research shows their is surplus timber available which has not been harvested for several years and the community should be awarded such. We asked the Chief Forester to speak with the Minister about creating a community forest when she addresses the new AAC with him.


There are currently three classes of membership:


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If you have any questions about membership please email