Welcome to The Forest

The Cumberland Forest i​s part of an ​interconnected system of forests, salmon bearing creeks, wetlands and riparian areas adjacent to the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island in the traditional territory of the K’omoks Nation.

This forest is an integral part of both the Trent and Puntledge Watersheds, feeds Comox Lake, and forms a critical link in an extensive habitat corridor that connects mountains and lakes to the Salish Sea. This forest is all scheduled to be logged.

T​he Cumberland Forest has given a great deal to our community. Cumberland was built on logging and mining and the Cumberland Forest was a base for both activities. Today an extensive trail network winds its way through the area that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, runners, naturalists, children and families, school groups, artists and many others.

The Cumberland Community Forest Society was formed in 2000 with the mission to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest for its ecological, historical, economic and recreational values. Guided by the shared belief that this forest is now worth more to our community standing than as timber, the society is supported by hundreds of donors from Cumberland and beyond.

To date the society has purchased 110 hectares of forest and placed it under a conservation covenant to ensure its future protection. But we’re not done yet! We’re currently working to purchase and ​​protect another 150+ hectares of forest along Perseverance Creek​​ in 2018.

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Save Our Forest

The Cumberland Forest is part of an interconnected system of forests, creeks, wetlands and riparian areas that form part of both the Trent and Puntledge Watersheds. The ecosystem is an important link that connects the mountains, rivers and lakes of Vancouver Island to the shores of the Salish Sea.
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Recent Successes

We purchased 72 hectares of forest in 2005 for $1.2 million in and in the summer of 2016 we successfully acquired another 40 ha of forest directly adjacent to the first parcel. Plans are now well underway for the next 3 acquisitions along Perseverance Creek to the south west of the existing protected areas.
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You Can Help

There are many ways that you can support this exciting community conservation effort. You can become a monthly donor, a one time contributor or develop a unique business campaign to raise funds. You can also share your skills, talents and energy as a volunteer for one of our super fun events.
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Recent News

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