Statement on old growth harvesting in the Cheakamus Community Forest:
June 11, 2021: Whistler, B.C. – On June 10, 2021, the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) Board of Directors met for its quarterly Board meeting and passed the following motion respecting old growth harvesting in the Cheakamus Community Forest:
The Cheakamus Community Forest will defer commercial old growth harvesting for 2021 and resolves to work together on finding consensus on old growth management in the CCF through a process of ongoing dialogue between the partners.
The Cheakamus Community Forest is a Limited Partnership governed by a non-profit society comprised of equal representation from the Lil’wat Nation, Squamish Nation and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. A fundamental goal of the CCF is to maintain and protect ecological integrity and manage the land in accordance with its Ecosystem-based Management Plan and in alignment with the land use plans and values of the partner communities.