The McBride Community Forest Pilot Agreement #K1H Management Plan was prepared and submitted in February 2003 by the McBride Community Forest Corporation. The plan was authored, under contract, by Ben Newman and Ron Hammerstedt of Firth Hollin Resource Science Corporation, and used the "proposal" as a guide. The management plan laid out a series of goals and commitments that the Community Forest would try to achieve over the 5 year term of the pilot agreement (probationary license).
Approximately half-way through the probationary agreement, MCFC submitted an interim report to the Ministry of Forests outlining its achievements to date and performance relative to the management plan and MOF goals for the community forest program. Based on the interim report, the MOF offered MCFC a long-term (25 year) replacement license (community forest agreement).
In February 2007 the McBride Community Forest Corporation signed a 25 year community forest agreement.
As part of transitioning to this new agreement, MCFC is required to update and replace it's management plan written for the 5 year probationary license. At their May 9, 2007 Public Information Meeting progress on goals and commitments in their initial management plan were presented to those attending and the media.
Links to the initial management plan and 2007 updated document can be found at the bottom of this page.
Operations Update - 2016
As of May 5th harvesting has started in Block 29 in the Martinson Creek area. MCFC and the Lucille Mountain Water Users' Community have worked together to develop and implement plans to protect the Lucille Mountain water line during and after logging of this block. MCFC has implemented an ongoing monitoring program to ensure that the visual quality objective for the block and surrounding area will be achieved. Harvesting will re-commence soon on Block 23 in the Crescent Spur area. If you have any questions or concerns about these activities please contact:
Interim Community Forest Manager
Jeff McWilliams, RPF
B.A. Blackwell and Associates Ltd.
Phone: 604 986 4944
Fax: 604 986 4998
Cell: 604 351 7710