The Harrop-Procter Community Forest Cooperative manages 11,300 hectares of Crown Land and runs a small sawmill. We practice ecosystem-based forestry and sell lumber products directly from our mill in Harrop.
Our mandate is to practice socially and environmentally progressive forestry that protects local watersheds while creating sustainable jobs in our community.
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Situated between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, the tiny villages of Harrop and Procter are hard at work developing embracing a new approach to forestry in British Columbia.
The goal of ecosystem-based planning is to leave a fully functioning forest after logging takes place. Harrop-Procter was one of the first community forests in BC with ecosystem-based plans at both the landscape and timber stand levels.
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Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative
Since 1999, our purpose is to manage the business of the community forest and the milling division - Harrop Procter Forest Products - and hold the Community Forest Agreement.
Currently the co-op has over 200 members. HPCC is a “not-for-profit” co-op because shareholders receive no dividends. Decisions are made by the volunteer Board of Directors on behalf of the membership and are to be for the benefit of the community as a whole.