Where We've Come From
Tumbler Ridge originally applied for a Probationary Community Forest License in Sept 2008 and had an Area-based Forest License approved in January 2011.
To manage the Community Forest, a Corporation was formed in Aug 2012 with it's original board of directors. The team's first Forest Stewardship Plan was approved Sept 2012.
Following a successful year, TRCF submitted a formal request to expand the Community Forest area in June 2013 and began to adopt new technologies such as GIS mapping around this time.
Like much of British Columbia, Tumbler Ridge was negatively affected by the rapid growth of mountain pine beetle, and in October 2013 TRCF was approved for a harvest uplift of 300,000 m3 to salvage the damaged forest. A further 60,000 m3 was approved in December 2016 to salvage the remaining pine beetle.
Over a few step iterations between 2013 and 2022 TRCF worked with Government to increase the Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) from 20,000 m3/yr. to 43,490 m3/yr. with an expanded area of 39,986 hectares. This new AAC and management plan applies until it's expiry on Sept 1st, 2032 when a new agreement will need to be submitted.