This area of the Lumby website has been created to provide basic information on the Monashee Community Forest LLP (MCF)

The Monashee Community Forest LLP is an equal partnership between the Village of Lumby and the Splatsin though their organization Yucwmenlucwu (Caretakers of the Land)  .  The concept for this community forest can be traced back to feasibility studies from the late 1990’s.   The MCF officially came into existence when it was  registered in October 2012, with a Community Forest License issued by the Province of B.C. on April 10, 2013.  The first harvest by the MCF was later that same year.

The MCF has a gross area of 7,411 hectares (18,313 acres) and has an annual allowable cut of 21,595 cubic meters (m3).

Click on the following to view a map of the Monashee Community Forest LLP boundaries:

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The Monashee Community Forest LLP is governed by a Management Committee (sometimes referred to as its “Board”) and operates independently from the Village of Lumby Council and Splatsin Council.    The Management Committee is comprised of 5 members:

  • Two (2) members appointed by the Village of Lumby
  • Two (2) members appointed by the Splatsin First Nation
  • One (1) member appointed by the Management Committee itself

Current members include:

Rick Fairbairn

Appointed by the Management Committee

  • President, Monashee Community Forest
  • Electoral Area D Representative, Regional District of North Okanagan

Kevin Acton

Appointed by the Village of Lumby Council

  • Chairman, Monashee Community Forest
  • Mayor, Village of Lumby

Tom Kadla

Appointed by the Village of Lumby Council

  • Director, Monashee Community Forest
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Lumby

Currently Vacant

Appointed by the Splatsin*

  • Director, Monashee Community Forest
  • CEO, Splatsin Development Corporation

Frank Joe

  • Forestry Manager, Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP

Click here to view the Vision, Mission Statement and Guiding Principles of the Monashee Community Forest.

Contact information for the Monashee Community Forest:


Tom Kadla, CAO

Village of Lumby

PO Box 430, Lumby B.C. V0E 2G0

Ph. 250-547-2171

Fax 250-547-6894


Frank Joe

Forestry Manger, Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP

250-838-0775 Ext. 136