Since 1974, the Cherry Ridge Management Committee’s (CRMC) volunteers have worked to preserve the forest health of the Cherry Ridge and Heckman Ridge community forest. Its core group and its affiliations have grown and changed over the years. CRMC is unique example of community controlled, non-profit forestry in Canada. The CRMC is a registered non-profit society of BC. CRMC holds and manages the Cherryville Community Forest Agreement with the Provincial Government of British Columbia. This area is within the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx peoples.
The community forest is comprised of Cherry Ridge, accessed from Fenceline FSR, 731 hectares, and Heckman Ridge, accessed from Heckman FSR, 350 hectares. As well as managing the community forest lands, CRMC supports many community initiatives. Income generated through forestry management is reinvested, in accordance with CRMC’s statement of purpose, in support of the sustainability and vitality of the Cherryville community and its natural environments.
Serving on CRMC’s executive board of directors is President is Joyce Fleury, Vice President Nigel Hymas and Secretary/ Treasurer Wayne Cunneyworth.
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General meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Cherryville Community Hall. All are welcome.