In September 2013 the BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued a Community Forest Agreement (CFA) for approximately 3,869 hectares of crown land on Cortes Island to the Cortes Forestry General Partnership (CFGP).
The partners are the Cortes Community Forest Co-op (CCFC) and Klahoose Forestry No. 2 Limited Partnership (KF2LP).
The CFGP was established in June 2012 to reflect the community’s wish for the non-aboriginal people of the island and the Klahoose First Nation to be equal partners in the Community Forest venture.
Both partners have invested equally and are equally represented in the governance of the General Partnership. Six representatives form the Executive Committee, composed of 2 co-chairs (one from each partner), a Secretary, Treasurer and 2 additional Committee members. Decision making is by consensus.