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Cortes Forestry General Partnership Celebration Invitation

The Cortes Forestry General Partnership cordially invites you

 to celebrate with us the awarding

of the community forest to the Cortes Island Community.

Where: Klahoose Multi-Purpose Building, Tʼoq (Tork Road), Squirrel Cove

When: November 13, 2013 12:30 – 2:30pm

On this historic occasion, please come and enjoy

a ceremony followed by lunch

in honour of 20 years of community dedication and commitment

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Backgrounder from The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources:

The Province is enhancing economic opportunities and forest stewardship on Cortes Island by granting a local group a community forest agreement, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

The agreement was granted to the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, made up of the Klahoose First Nation and the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, and covers a 3,775.5-hectare area on Cortes Island. Under the agreement, the partners can harvest up to 13,600 cubic metres of timber a year.

A community forest is a forestry operation managed by a local government, community group or First Nation for the benefit of the entire community. Community forest agreements are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage community involvement in, and management of, local forests.

PDF of the Invention: CFA Celebration Invitation Nov 2013

The Klahoose Story: http://klahoose.org/community-forest-tenure-moves-ahead-with-approval/

Ministry News Release: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2013/09/bc-awards-community-forest-agreement-to-cortes-island.html