About the Society

We are a grass roots charitable not for profit dedicated to purchasing, protecting and restoring the Cumberland Forest that borders the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. This forest is part of a significant habitat and recreation corridor that runs from the Beaufort Range and Comox Glacier to the Salish Sea.

Our Current Activities

The CCFS has identified an additional 100 hectares (in 4 parcels) as their Phase 2 purchase plan. These parcels are adjacent to our previous purchase (2005) and include some of the earliest mountain biking trail systems developed in the area as well significant wetlands, riparian areas, creeks and landmarks of heritage significance. These forests are also filled with diverse flora and fauna and at risk species. We are currently working to raise $2,000,000 to purchase and protect all 4 parcels before 2018.

Find out more about us here:

2015-2017 STRATEGIC PLAN Cumberland Community Forest Society

CCFS Constitution

CCFS By-Laws

The Board

  • Evan Gough – Chair
  • Andrew Nicoll – Past Chair
  • Caroline Tymchuk – Treasurer
  • Lisa Levesque
  • Angela Boss
  • Marquis Diment
  • Nygil Goggins
  • John Gower
  • Craig Keeping
  • Camille Douglas
  • Jason Ross


Target $2,000,000

Cumberland Forest logo

The Cumberland Forest is a mature coastal forest surrounding the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. 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 hiking and biking trails enjoyed by families, naturalists, hikers, mountain bikers and many others. The future of this forest and the future of Cumberland’s economy are directly linked. There are imminent plans to log this forest.