Crowdfunding our Forests
It’s time we kick-started forest management.
For 8 years, Ecotrust Canada has been working with the Squamish Nation, the Lil’wat Nation, and the Resort Municipality of Whistler to coordinate, plan, and support an ecosystem-based management program for the Cheakamus Community Forest. But comprehensive, improved forest management costs money, and we wanted to make it attainable for these communities – in more ways than one.
Two weeks ago, the final piece fell into place.
The Province of BC announced a groundbreaking agreement that will allow the Cheakamus Community Forest and other forests like it to fund improved management through the sale of forest carbon offsets. This reduced harvest leads to fewer greenhouse gases being emitted, benefitting the climate
By buying these carbon offsets, people and companies can help community forests throughout the province find a better balance
– managing forests for both timber harvesting and tourism; cultural values and biodiversity.