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Living Forest Communities
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  Our First Newsletter!

Welcome Readers!  We are very excited to have our first newsletter up and running.  This Newsletter is dedicated to sharing knowledge and information, as well as interesting ideas and information surrounding sustainable forestry, land use, and land conservation throughout Vancouver Island and beyond.  We encourage our readers to share their stories, information or interesting finds with us so we can share it with the rest of the community.  Through education and information sharing we will be able to to help sustainability grow in both our personal and professional lives.

  Elkington Forest Update

Friends of Elkington Forest Update

Living Forest Communities would like to share with you a quick update on the latest activities at the Elkington Forest.

  • Living Forest Communities and the associated Trust for Sustainable Forestry recently had a booth at the 2009 Islands Organic Festival. We met with hundreds of knowledgeable and friendly people, gained valuable feedback and added dozens of newcomers to the “Interest List”.

  • Throughout the spring and summer, we have had regular site visits to Elkington Forest for members of the public, as well as potential investors and homeowners. Those who have hiked the land have been keen to see how thoroughly we are planning for a strong and vibrant conservation community.

  • Every month, there are new people who are giving us “Letters of Intent” to document in a non-legally binding way that they desire to live, and in several cases also work, at Elkington Forest.

  • We continue to work with the engineering firm of Worley Parsons Komex and others in preparing for site servicing, including planning for an advanced shared sewage treatment system, a community water system, and the creation of an integrated rainwater management plan.

  • We continue to fulfill the requirements of the rezoning application fourth reading, including the technical engineering studies and planning for fire protection services for the local and surrounding communities.

  • We continue to receive positive media attention from a variety of journals and papers.  To view the most recent articles, visit and follow the link to our ‘media’ section.

If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy a tour of the property yet, we would love to have you join us, on the afternoons of:

Saturday July 25th,

Monday July 27th,

      or Friday August 7th.

Please RSVP to the number below. In addition, if you would like a list of future dates in August when we will be visiting the site, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 250.386.6600 or contact us at

About Us       
Living Forest Communities works to educate others about the importance of land conservation, ecosystem-based forestry and healthy communities.

Company Address21-21 Dallas RdVictoria, BCV8V 4Z9Office Hours8:30am - 5pm, M-FP: 250-386-6600F: 250-380-6791


s of the Week


looking over Shawnigan Lake from the Ridge View sites


ferns surrounding the wetlands near Elkington Lake

The sun shines over Elkington Lake on a beautiful day at the property

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