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SIFCo is a non-for-profit community forest cooperative located in the West Kootenays.


Our goal is to be a leader in Climate Change adaptation, sustainable forestry practices, community resiliency, wildfire mitigation, ecosystem-based management, and economic diversification. 

The Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) board of directors is comprised of representatives from three long-standing residents organizations.


These organizations are:

  • The Red Mountain Residents Association (RMRA)

  • The Elliot-Anderson-Christian-Trozzo Watersheds Association (EACT)

  • The Winlaw Watershed Committee (WWC)

In addition, we currently have one director-at-large on our board. 


SIFCo perceives the community, in all of its diversity, as a valuable source of knowledge and ideas. Many residents in this valley have dedicated years of service to the dilemma of resource extraction in a populated valley corridor, and are well informed concerning relevant issues.


These voices must be taken seriously as we continue to create a plan that holds community integrity at its core.

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