BC Community Forest Association

BC Community Forest Association

February 03, 2010 17:33 ET

BC Community Forest Association: Community Forests Contribute to Olympic Podiums

KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) - It was with great pride that Robin Hood, President of the BC Community Forest Association, participated in the unveiling of the podiums for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Fourteen of the twenty three Olympic podiums are built from wood donated by community forests.

"We are really enthusiastic about this project," said Hood. "It is a great way to showcase community forestry to the world and to demonstrate our ability to provide high quality wood for high value projects. We are the farmers market of the forest industry."

Community Forests are managed by municipalities, First Nations, cooperatives and societies for the benefit of the local community. In these difficult times, community forests are staying nimble and thinking out of the box. Marc von der Gonna of the McBride Community Forest says, "We may be small, but our entrepreneurial spirit and forestry are world class."

Profiles of the Community Forests that proudly donated wood for the podiums and additional media materials are available at www.bccfa.ca.

Contact Information

  • BC Community Forest Association
    Jennifer Gunter
    BCCFA Executive Director
    250 353-2034
    BC Community Forest Association
    Susan Mulkey
    BCCFA Manager, Communication and Extension
    250 353-2866