2019 – 2020 Mapping Project

To assist with ongoing planning for the community forest and for possible expansion of the community forest a detailed mapping project was conducted in 2019 – 2020 by University of Northern BC professor Dr Pamela Wright and graduate student Christopher Morgan.

The mapping included social and environmental values as identified by community members at a community open house on October 2019 and in one-on-one interviews, and as identified in data from a variety of other sources.

The mapping also incorporated climate change projections to illustrate the impact of the changing climate on the various social and environmental values, particularly on the habitat of vulnerable fish and wildlife species in the community forest and the surrounding region.

The project produced sets of digital maps that can be used individually or in combination to plan forest management activities and their impacts.

A planned open house to present the project outcomes to the community’s was delayed by the COVID 19 pandemic. The open house will now be held in the fall of 2020 and will provide an opportunity to discuss the next steps in planning future activity in the community forest and possible future expansion of the community forest.