Entries by SIFCO

SIFCo completes Timber Supply Review

After hosting four community meetings to present the findings of our Timber Supply Review (TSR) to members and residents, and then incorporating the feedback from these meetings, our TSR has now been completed. Findings from this review will guide SIFCo’s operations for the coming years.

Contractor Call

This is a call for Expressions of Interest by qualified contractors who wish to be informed of contract work opportunities within the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) community forest. SIFCo harvesting operations are generally dispersed retention or group selection, with block volumes from 3000 to 6000 m3. To download expression of interest click here»

Interface Work Completed in New Denver!

The Interface work is now almost complete in the village of New Denver. Six workers worked for five months and made the Village a much safer place. SIFCo will return for one last week of work to do a final clean-up in one of the areas in early April. If anyone has comments or would […]

$247,000 for Wildland Interface work in the Village of New Denver

SIFCo received $247,000 to carry out Wildland Urban Interface work in the village of New Denver. The project will treat 30 hectares of land in and around the municipality’s boundaries. Three of the blocks are located right in the village on the east side of the highway, while the fourth one is located on the […]

Bannock Point Development and Enhancement

From 2009 to 2015, during our first six years of operation, we focused on local job creation, a safer community, and stewardship of our landbase. Over $2,500,000 was brought into the Community of the Slocan Valley and many jobs were created. In 2015 we are focusing on continuing our investment in wildland-urban interface work with […]

First harvest opportunity for SIFCo

Today SIFCo began work on the ground: We began our first harvest in the Red Mountain area. The block will consist of around seven hectares of land estimated to produce 3500 cubic meters of wood. For more information on our activities, please see the News and Events section.

$27,500 invested in Bannock Point improvements

As a popular, fairly remote, local destination, the spectacular Bannock Point gets a lot of yearly traffic & use. In 2009 SIFCo invested $27,500 in improvements to the site. From building new outhouses, to creating designated campsites, and developing safe and low impact parking areas, a total of seven people worked to make Bannock a […]

SIFCo receives $135,620 for Invasive Plant Reduction

Following our 2008 Invasive Plant Inventory and our small Pilot Project of the summer 2008, SIFCo just received $135,620 from the Jobs Opportunities Program and the Canadian Action Plan of both the provincial and federal governments to do a first-of-its-kind tenure-wide Invasive Plants control project. This work will employ seven displaced workers for the next […]

Local Businesses

The slocan valley is home to a growing number of business that depend on locally harvested wood. From wooden spoons to homes built of sustainably harvested wood, learn more about the business that are finding a balance in sustainability and viable environmental stewardship. Learn more