Managing Our Local Forest
For the Sustainability of Our Community

Our Community Forest is surrounded with wonder. Forty thousand hectares of managed forest lands surrounding the town in the breathtaking landscape at the Heart Ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

Our Achievements

14 Years of Successful Forest Management

For the benefit of the community of Tumbler Ridge

About Us
Trees Replanted
4,100 ha+
Old Growth Management Area
Invested in Community to 2022
Hectares Reforested
Harvest Areas Restocked
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1,800 ha
Riparian Areas Respected
Firstly, An Introduction

What is a Community Forest?

A Community Forest can be described as a forestry operation managed by a local government, First Nation or community-held organization for the benefit of the entire community. This innovative form of forest management generates economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits for local communities and for the province. At its core, community forestry is about local control over, and enjoyment of the monetary and non-monetary benefits offered by local forest resources.

Defining Our Scope

Our Management Area

Tumbler Ridge Community Forest limits include:

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Trees Planted
What We Do

Our Work Covers Four Core Objectives

Sustainable Harvesting

Using state of the art landscape modeling and investing in a current forest inventory allows us to harvest the local forest in a sustainable manner, with proceeds returned to the local community.

Tree Planting

Once harvesting of a block is complete, the cycle restarts and new trees are replanted to regenerate the forest

Wildfire Protection

By maintaining fire breaks and service roads we reduce the risks of wildfire devastation in the local community

Providing Opportunities

Through an open application process TRCF provides opportunities to local groups and support to local initiatives

Have Your Say and Join Our AGM

The Community Forest holds its AGM in December of each year. We encourage you to participate as we discuss the past year's accomplishments and our future plans.

Our Work

Just Some of Our Successful Projects...

TR Interpretive Trail

A collaborative effort between TRCF, the District of Tumbler Ridge, The Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, Students of TR Secondary School and Local First Nations Bands

4 ha
Recreation Area

Community Wildfire Interface Management

Since 2006 TRCF and the District have treated fourteen wildfire interface areas in the community to increase Tumbler Ridge's wildfire resiliency.

101 ha
Funded by TRCF

TR Days Society Stage

The Community Forest provided Tumbler Ridge Days Society a $75,000 grant towards the construction of a new stage to host events and festivals in the community.

Town Infrastructure

TR Museum Grant

Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation is using a $94,000 facility upgrade grant from the Community Forest to enhance the museum's presentation of prehistoric exhibits.


"The Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue (TRSAR) Society members would like to express their sincere appreciations for the two Grants we have received from your Society since late 2015. Our mission as a volunteer organization is to provide land and inland water search and rescue services when required. Without donors such as yourself this would not be possible to achieve.

The Grants have gone towards the purchase of Rope Rescue Gear for our team to be able to respond appropriately to any Low or High Angle Rescues, PPE for the team to maintain safety, as well as smaller operational items."

“This money has allowed us to continue to grow into a dependable response unit that the entire Tumbler Ridge area needs."
Brandon Lewis
Former President, Tumbler Ridge Search & Rescue
Supporting Great Local Causes

Giving Back to Our Community

The Community Forest has contributed over $1M of grants, scholarships and bursaries to support local causes.

Each harvesting year, Tumbler Ridge Community Forest reinvests roughly 10% of timber sales proceeds back into local community. To date over 110 grants and community requests have been supported

Working In Unison

Partner Organisations