Revelstoke is situated on the traditional territories of the Sinixt, the Secwepemc, the Syilx, and the Ktunaxa Peoples, in the southeast interior of BC surrounded by inland temperate rainforest. The goldrush brought travellers to Revelstoke in the 1860’s, and since the 1880’s the town has been home to sawmills and forestry activity. In the 1990’s the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation was formed to manage Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 56. Since its inception the Community Forest has been managed for social, ecological, and economic values.


Today, although the town is also home to a bustling ski resort, the forest sector remains a staple, with many families still working in the sector whether it be in the sawmilling business, in the forest service, or for a forest company. Sustainable forest management continues to be practiced in order to maintain and enhance multiple values, ranging from wildfire risk reduction, to wildlife habitat (such as caribou, grizzly bears and moose) to high-quality timber production.

About Forestry Friendly Communities BC

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Forestry Friendly Communities was started in 2016 as a way to celebrate the proud history and rich future of BC’s coast forest sector.  The term “Forestry Friendly” is intended to recognize pride in, and an ongoing commitment to BC’s forestry sector. In fact, the forest sector supports 1 in 16 jobs in BC. It also contributes $12.4 billion to the provincial GDP and injects $2.5 billion in taxes and fees to the three levels of government.

For more than a century, the forest sector has fueled our coastal economy and shaped our communities. Today, people and businesses across BC’s coastal region depend on transportation networks and other services developed for our forest sector. Families are able to earn a living while enjoying a unique West Coast lifestyle.

Forestry Friendly Communities is proudly brought to you by companies and associations working in forestry in coastal BC.