SLOCAN INTEGRAL FORESTRY COOPERATIVE

HELPING TO FOSTER COMMUNITY & ECOLOGICAL HEALTH

ABOUT SIFCo

 

SIFCo's goal is to be a leader in Climate Change adaptation, community resiliency, ecosystem based management and economic 
diversification.  We use the platform of Community Forestry to think 
beyond the border of our tenured lands (35000 acres) and participate 
in the creation of a truly resilient bioregion and community.

We are very aware of the challenges that we are currently facing as a 
human family and are actively building the foundational framework for 
resilience at a bioregional scale.  This includes Landscape Level 
Wildfire Protection Planning using the best available science.  We are 
also beginning the process of empirically reconstructing the 
historical range of variability in the land base to better predict 
what is coming our way.

We are imagining a future where ecosystems are able to withstand 
rapidly changing conditions and doing the work today to exponentially help our land base be more and more resilient.  This work includes the considerations of all values associated with complex ecosystems.

SIFCo's goal is also to provide our community with the opportunity 
to manage, sustain, and enjoy the benefits from local forest 
resources and from the forest that surrounds us.

 

Keeping jobs and profits local, and supporting local entrepreneurs 
with opportunities and a variety of forest-based raw materials, are 
integral components of our management plan.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR APPROACH TO FORESTRY CLICK HERE

 

September 12, 2019

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The point at which crown land meets our towns and villages is known as the Wildland Urban Interface.

The ecologically sensitive management of these areas has become a primary focus of SIFCo.  For a number of reasons we are witnessing a prolific build up of fuels on our forest floors.  Couple this with changes in our climate and the threat of forest fire becomes very real and a great concern.

Our vision is to be pro-active in creating protective boundaries at the landscape level, known as landscape level strategic fuel breaks, so as to prevent unnecessary damage to the places where we reside if a wildfire were to occur.

 

To learn more please watch the video below.


 

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