The businessforestry 10,000 m 3 AAC 100 % in-house planning, layout, supervision Strong relationships with area mills 10 – 20% of logs to our mill FSC certification
The businessvalue-added Higher-value, unique logs 2 bandsaw mills, edger, kiln, moulder Storage sheds, delivery truck Cedar and Douglas-fir lumber; custom timbers Primarily local retail market, some regional/ wholesale
The businessoverview $1,000,000 revenue 2011/12 Small profits after start-up losses Job creation Strong community support
Lessons for communities Stay true to your vision Stay focused Dont take no for an answer Grassroots, co- operative approach can work
Lessons for everybody Small community groups can succeed where traditional enterprises fail Community forests can be a solution for contentious public lands A crisis helps to mobilize support The CBFM risks are low, the potential benefits large
Thank you! Erik Leslie, RPF email@example.com www.hpcommunityforest.org 15
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