To preserve and protect endangered forests and wetlands bordering the Village of Cumberland in the Perseverance Watershed on Vancouver Island.
About Cumberland Community Forest Society
The Cumberland Community Forest Society is dedicated to protecting threatened forest lands surrounding the historic Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. This lush closed canopy forest is a rich ecosystem filled with unique plants and animals, multi purpose trails, heritage landmarks and more. The Cumberland Forest is a much beloved forest and an integral part of our community used by families, hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, runners, photographers and more.
The Cumberland Forest is also part of an important habitat corridor that runs from Comox Lake right to the Salish Sea. The community of Cumberland has been working to purchase these privately held forest lands since 2000 to save them from destruction. We do this through an incredible variety of community fundraising events, a robust monthly donor program, grants and foundations, one time donors and crowd funding platforms like this one!
In June of 2016 the CCFS successfully purchased another 40 Ha of land to add to 72 ha previously purchased and now designated as a protected nature park. Now they are off and running with "Project Perseverance" and raising funds for Another 91.3 hectares of threatened forest land in the Perseverance Creek Watershed. This area contains trails including Bronco's Perseverance, Hai Gai, China Creek and the Japanese #1 Townsite. It is also an integral part of the Comox Lake Watershed, the drinking water supply for over 45,000 Comox Valley residents