Welcome to The Forest

The Cumberland Forest is 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 Pentlach, SaLαLt, Säsitla and Eiksαn people, known today as the K’omoks First 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 biodiversity corridor that connects mountains and lakes to the Salish Sea. This forest is privately owned by timber companies.

The 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 multi-use trail network winds its way through the area that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, naturalists, children and families, school groups and many others.

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is a charitable society formed 21 years ago with the mission to purchase, protect and care for the Cumberland Forest. Guided by the belief that this forest is worth more to our community than as timber, the society is supported by individuals, organizations and businesses from across the region and beyond.

To date the society has purchased 500 acres of forest and placed it under a conservation covenant to ensure its future protection as a Village park. Their most recent purchase was September 1st 2020 when 225 acres known as Project Perseverance was purchased outright by the community. 

We are currently working to purchase and protect an additional 25 acres of beautiful creekside forest in the Lower Perseverance Creek corridor. This biodiversity corridor closes the gap between protected parklands, Perseverance Creek and Comox Lake. Please support our ongoing land protection and stewardship efforts by becoming a donor today.

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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 and in the summer of 2016 we successfully acquired another 36 ha of forest directly adjacent to the first parcel. On September 1st 2020, we successfully completed a 91 hectare (225 acres) purchase along Perseverance Creek to the south west of the existing parcels.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Fungus Fest & Fall Fair 2021

Join us for our 2nd annual Fungus Fest with a little Fall Fair added on for fun! Join us for walks, talks, workshops, art projects, fall fair market, screenings and webinars September 30th to October 3 -  both on line and in person in the Village of Cumberland. Tickets will go on sale July 1at […] Find out more »

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Perseverance Trail Run 2021

Oh yeah!!! We are cautiously optimistic that an in-person version of the Perseverance Trail Run will return this October 2021! This trail race is for the whole community to come together to show your support for the Cumberland Community Forest! The 3k cross country romp is perfect for new runners and families, and the 11.5k […] Find out more »

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CCFS Fall Trivia Night

Hold the date and get ready for a decentralized trivia event of epic proportions! $150 per team. 7-10 players per team. All held  by Zoom BUT depending on public health considerations, you might have your whole team in your living room (we can only hope).

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