Welcome to The Forest

The Cumberland Forest is a beautiful forest surrounding the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. This forest is an important habitat corridor and home to two watersheds, at risk species, salmon bearing creeks, wetlands and riparian areas, heritage landmarks and a trail network much loved by the community and enjoyed by visitors. This forest is also privately owned and scheduled to be logged.

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Restore The Commons

The Cumberland Community Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the Cumberland Forest from imminent logging. We do this by purchasing the lands from timber companies, applying a conservation covenant and restoring them to the commons as a community nature park.
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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

Call for Plants! (9/19/2017) - Believe it or not, planning is already underway for the Cumberland Community Forest Plant Sale next Spring!  Shrubs, trees, flowers, ... Read More

Fall Flurry of Events! (9/12/2017) - The Cumberland Forest is involved in a flurry of fall events and the call for volunteers has been sent out ... Read More

Perseverance Blend Coffee on Sale (8/21/2017) - The Cumberland Community Forest Society has partnered with World Community and Done Creative to create a new coffee campaign called "Perseverance ... Read More

Upcoming Events

Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
8:00 am
The Cumberland Community Forest Community is thrilled to take part in the annual Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR)! $5 ... Read More
Cumberland BC
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Cumberland Forest is one of the presenting partners for the annual Foggy Mountain Fall Fair in beautiful Cumberland. This ... Read More
Cumberland BC
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
It’s brand new delicious way to celebrate community, food, heritage, harvest, forests and CAKE and raise funds for the Cumberland ... Read More
Cumberland OAP Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Want to better understand the nature of the forests surrounding Cumberland? Who owns them? What uses are allowed? What is ... Read More
Cumberland Masonic Hall
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Don’t miss the 2017 Perseverance Trail Run and get out on the trails all in support of the Cumberland Forest! ... Read More
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