Community Benefits

The MLMCF is committed to excellence in operational forestry practices and long-term sustainability of our tenure areas. We also collaborate with partners to advance local initiatives that align with our mission, and provide funding annually for research and applied projects that enhance our tenure areas and benefit the communities of Mackenzie and McLeod Lake Indian Band.



Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) was formed in August 2018. The committee is led by the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest and the District of Mackenzie, with a primary focus on ensuring that recommendations outlined in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan are implemented and identifying wildfire mitigation opportunities at the landscape level.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) were created in BC in response to the devastating 2003 Wildfires in Kelowna. CWPPs’ primary purpose is to minimize wildfire risks around communities.

Mackenzie developed their first CWPP in 2005 and in 2017 had it updated. Progress has been made on recommendations of the initial CWPP, and the recent update of 2017 has clearly identified next steps.

Stay informed on wildfire prevention activities by visiting the MWAC webpages

>> MWAC Website   |  FireSmart Tips


Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee contacts:

Dan Boulianne, General Manager
McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest
Office 250.997.8155
Andy Barnes, Councillor
District of Mackenzie
Cell 250.997.8218


Scholarships & Bursaries

MLMCF is proud to support students pursuing post-secondary education in forestry or natural resources-related fields.

  • Mackenzie Secondary School (2017), Bursary for Student Continuing in Forestry Field Studies: $1,500
  • Mackenzie Secondary School (2018), Bursary for Student Continuing in Forestry Field Studies: $1,500


Donations & Sponsorships

  • Mackenzie & District Museum, Transfer Photo Negatives to Digital: $2,400
  • McLeod Lake Indian Band Annual General Assembly, Silver Sponsor for MLIB AGA 2017: $3,000
  • Mackenzie Spring Expo, Silver Sponsor for Spring Expo 2017: $1,500


Project Funding

In 2017 MLMCF established a funding program of up to $100,000 annually to support projects that align with our vision and enhance the Community Forest.

Congratulations to the successful applicants in our 2018 call for project funding proposals!

  • Mackenzie and Area Radio Society, Console replacement: $ 12,752
  • Mackenzie Nature Observatory, Boardwalk upgrades at Mugaha Marsh: $ 5,000
  • Mackenzie Outdoor Route and Trail Association, Bridge replacement on Deet Trail: $ 6,900
  • Mackenzie Nordiques Ski Club, Lighting system upgrades:  $ 13,519
  • Mackenzie Nordiques Ski Club, Trail and cabin repairs: $ 16,358
  • Synergy Applied Ecology, Wildlife monitoring:  $ 25,100
  • Wildlife Infometrics, Williston school ecology program extension: $5,290


The Community Forest was very pleased to present cheques to these successful applicants in 2017.

  • Mackenzie Nordiques Cross Country Ski Club, Convert lighting on 2.5 km lit trail to energy efficient LED bulbs, $24,000
  • MORATA (Mackenzie Outdoor Route and Trail Association), Tools for trail maintenance & design of a downhill mountain bike trail, $20,000
  • Mackenzie Nature Observatory Banding Station, Build a kitchen shelter at the banding station, $15,000
  • Mackenzie Autumn Lodge Society, Upgrades to Mackenzie Legacy Garden, $12,000
  • Mackenzie Gets Healthy Committee, Towards creation of an Outdoor Exercise Park, $5,000
  • Synergy Applied Ecology, Wildlife monitoring around the Mackenzie townsite, $25,000


Want to help enhance the Community Forest?

For project funding eligibility criteria and application forms, refer to the Call for Project Funding Proposals page.



MLMCF Cheque Presentation to McLeod Lake Indian Band, Sept 2015
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to McLeod Lake Indian Band, June 2017
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to District of Mackenzie, Sept 2015
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to District of Mackenzie, June 2017
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to DoM & MLIB June 2016
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to Mackenzie District Museum, Spring 2017
MLMCF Cheque Presentation to Project Funding Recipients, May 2017