A vital, productive community forest under local stewardship for future generations and a diversity of species.


  • To work in partnership with the Klahoose First Nation.

  • To generate sustainable economic opportunities for our community.

  • To conserve forest habitat for other species and preserve options for future generations.

core values


ecosystem Resilience



economic opportunity





open communication

Our Cooperative members are informed about the work we do and opportunities for engagement by way of public meetings, articles in the community news, and directors who are available to talk and answer questions. In 2018, there will be a review of the Cortes Forestry General Partnership’s Community Forest Operating Plan (CFOP).


Our organization is built around love for the forest. We work toward thriving forest ecosystems. Consideration of other species informs our decision-making process. We aim to restore our community's faith in forestry as a viable, right livelihood in our rural setting.

Adaptive Management

We know we are making decisions in the face of uncertainty and aim to reduce uncertainty over time through the monitoring of our forest ecosystems and the promotion of responsive operations.

community education

We cultivate an engaged learning culture on Cortes Island to improve community understanding of our ecosystems and our island’s ability to utilize forest-related opportunities.