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Situated between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains of Southeastern British Columbia, the tiny villages of Harrop and Procter are hard at work developing a new approach to forestry in British Columbia.

For the first time, local loggers and environmentalists have set off into the woods together to harvest trees from their own watersheds.

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The Medway Community Forest Cooperative is being proposed for the purpose of directly managing a viable and fixed landbase over a long term in order to achieve stable economic benefits to the community, a land base that is managed for multiple values, and a forest that is vibrant and healthy. This new entity will be developed from a membership of engaged stakeholders who will then elect a representative board of volunteer directors. This board of directors will be responsible for the hiring of a professional forestry management team and for

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Forest villages are located a long distance from cities. The living conditions in these villages are severe. Forest villagers have low-income. Their share in the national income is very low: the equivalent to about one quarter of the national income. The main income of these villagers comes from working in the forest and a very small amount from a few agricultural activities. They don’t own large pieces of agricultural land. Forestry work, however, lasts no more than five months, mostly in winter and is done under very harsh working conditions.

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