Nakusp & Area Community Forest (NACFOR)
The Village of Nakusp is the owner and sole shareholder of Nakusp and Area Community Forest (2013) Inc. NACFOR is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors composed of a diverse and representative cross-section of the community, including the Village of Nakusp Council and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
NACFOR has been conducting forestry operations in the area since 2008 through a legal tenure agreement with the Province of British Columbia. This community forest agreement gives NACFOR timber-harvesting rights to a certain annual volume of timber within a defined area. Forest management obligations are attached to the right to harvest.
NAFOR directly supports the community through a donation program, dividends and the Legacy Fund. More about these disbursements can be found under Supporting Community.