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McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest

What is a Community Forest?

What is a Community Forest?

The McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest (MLMCF) is part of the British Columbia Community Forest Association network of rural community-based organizations engaged in community forest management.

Established in 2009, our community forest agreement grants the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Limited Partnership the right to harvest up to 30,000 cubic metres of timber per year on 24,664 hectares of public forest lands in the Mackenzie timber supply area.

Profits from MLMCF timber sales are used to achieve the Community Forest’s mission and objectives, including short and long-term forest management planning and operations, profit-sharing, and community investments.

The MLMCF is a partnership of the District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Indian Band.

Our Vision

The McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest will be a professional and profitable business and will operate within a framework of sound environmental stewardship and community values.

What We Do

The mission of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation is to use the principles of environmental, economic, social and cultural stewardship and sustainability in the management of the community forest for the benefit of the people of the communities of the McLeod Lake Indian Band and the District of Mackenzie.

The community forest will be managed under the principles of ecological sustainability, economic viability, local employment, localized value-added or manufacturing opportunities, forestry education and training, identification and recognition of culturally significant areas, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Operations

We pride ourselves on the quality of forest management we are able to deliver and value good forest management over profit.

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Community Benefits

The MLMCF is committed to long-term sustainability, providing leadership in local initiatives, and supporting the communities of Mackenzie and McLeod Lake Indian Band.

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Projects

The MLMCF is committed to excellence in operational forestry practices, and also provides funding annually for research, physical works, and applied projects that enhance the Community Forest and benefit our partner communities.

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Shareholders

The MLMCF is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Indian Band and the District of Mackenzie.

NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Thursday June 20 2019

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Board of Directors

Directors contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to operate the Community Forest, meeting monthly to provide strategic direction for MLMCF activities.

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Public Advisory Group

The Community Forestry concept relies heavily on community-based ideas and knowledge gained through a Public Advisory Group (PAG) that meets 2-3 times a year.

NEXT MEETING: 7 pm Tuesday May 7 2019

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Susan Mulkey
BC Community Forest Association

“The District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Indian Band have shown collective leadership in the set up of the corporate structure they are using to operate a community forest tenure,” said Susan Mulkey, extension and communication manager at the B.C. Community Forest Association. “It is a clear and helpful road map for future partnerships between First Nations and municipalities.”

Jim Atkinson
MLMCF Director

“The Indicators Survey shows the spectrum of what community forests can accomplish. Profitability of a community forest is measured by different metrics than used by industry. While profitability can be measured in cash, no less important are more intangible benefits such as the long-term health and sustainability of our forest; recreation, employment, and development opportunities for community members; and harmony with all the other users of the forest.”

Call for Project Funding Proposals

Want to help enhance the Community Forest? Pitch your idea by Feb 28 to be eligible for funding in 2019.

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Our Board & Staff

Dan Boulianne, RPF
Dan Boulianne, RPF
General Manager

Dan is a Registered Professional Forester and General Manager of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest.

Dan Boulianne, RPF
Ron Crosby
Ron Crosby
Board of Directors

Ron is the Chair of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation Board of Directors.

Ron Crosby
Tania Solonas
Tania Solonas
Board of Directors

Tania is appointed by the McLeod Lake Indian Band as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.

Tania Solonas
Stephanie Killam
Stephanie Killam
Board of Directors

Stephanie is appointed by the Board as a Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation. She has lived in Mackenzie since 1972. She was

Stephanie Killam
Jim Atkinson, RFT
Jim Atkinson, RFT
Board of Directors

Jim is appointed by the District of Mackenzie as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.

Jim Atkinson, RFT
Kandy Stout
Kandy Stout
Board of Directors

Kandy is appointed by the McLeod Lake Indian Band as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.

Kandy Stout
Amber Hancock
Amber Hancock
Board of Directors

Amber is appointed by the District of Mackenzie as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.

Amber Hancock
Terry Kuzma, RPF
Terry Kuzma, RPF
Board of Directors

Terry is appointed by the McLeod Lake Indian Band as Director of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest Corporation.

Terry Kuzma, RPF

Questions?

Get in touch with us

CONTACT

Contact our General Manager, Dan Boulianne, with any questions.

Fill out the contact form below, or email your inquiry to generalmanager [at] mlmcf [dot] ca

 

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