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September 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Copeland Forest Friends Board is seeking volunteers for two important committees, the trails committee and the ecology and sustainability committee. Join us and share your experience, learn more about the forest and bring your expertise.

We are re-establishing the trails committee to develop a long-term, sustainable vision for the forest and the trails. A key part of the work will be undertaking an assessment of the trails and developing a plan for the trail network for the next ten years. While this work is underway, the trail moratorium on new trails will remain in place.

The trails committee needs volunteers who know the forest and the trails very well and can discuss trail conditions and issues from first-hand knowledge. We also need volunteers with special expertise that they can bring to trail planning and assessment such as expertise in ecology and forestry, outdoor construction and trail design and risk management and liability.

The ecology and sustainability committee is looking for volunteers who are passionate about the ecology of Copeland Forest. The goal of CFFA is to conserve the natural integrity of the forest within all decision-making opportunities and this committee is looked upon to provide guidance on potential impacts of changes in the forest. The ecology and sustainability committee will also be having a strong role in supporting the newly re-establishment of the trails committee. The ecology and sustainability committee also supports educational forays in the forest as well as the garlic mustard control project and the water quality monitoring project.

Naturalists and environmental-minded of all kinds are welcome to interview. We welcome all expressions of interest and will talk with/or interview all prospective volunteers. Please send us your name and what committee you are interested in, why you are interested and what experience or expertise you bring to the committee.

We will prepare a list of volunteers for the Board to consider and will get back to you after the October 20th Board meeting.

For the trails committee, please send an email to: trails@copelandfriends.ca

For the ecology and sustainability committee, please email: Kyrahowes@hotmail.com