Community Forests International has learned a lot over the years. We’ve learned that our role in Pemba is to support Tanzanians as they work to make their own change. We’ve also learned that Canadians can learn a lot from our experiences in Africa. These lessons learned have brought us back to Canada in order to make CFI style change in our own region. Although the regions are different our vision is the same. We believe that communities can change the way they work on the land in order to improve our planet’s forests in the process. We believe in solutions and we believe in community.
The world is changing. Climate change threatens our earth’s life sustaining ecosystems like never before. Canada’s forests are particularly vulnerable to pest outbreaks and shifting weather patterns. Community Forests International is working to make sure that communities can change with the world around them. It’s time to adapt.
CFI has purchased an endangered 580 acre property in rural New Brunswick. Beyond saving the property we hope to change the way that people conserve land by demonstrating and teaching our core values. We believe that conservation should be the consequence of sustainable production. We’re working to make Whaelghinbran Farm a beacon for sustainable land-use.
Over the past few years Community Forests International has been offering a “Sustainable Living” workshop series. With the aim to share traditional practices, the organization has offered both short courses and apprenticeships on topics of sustainablity. From horse logging to organic farming we’ve done it all. Come find out about our educational programming.
At Community Forests International we go one step beyond sustainability. We believe that our generation can restore the natural world, leaving it in better condition for the generations to follow. We’ve been practicing restoration both on forests and streams and are eager to share our findings.
Climate change is the most important challenge of our time. At CFI we’ve been piloting innovative ways to increase our forests’ capacity to store and sequester carbon dioxide. Beyond sequestration we’re also trying to create the economic incentive to make this type of stewardship viable.