Why Become a Member?
Watershed Protection ~ Community input & oversight of forest operations in the Harrop Procter area
Make it work ~ broad base of support and participation creates leverage
Have your say! ~ Membership offers you the opportunity to vote
Keep informed! ~ Receive updates and newsletters
Get a discount ~ 10% on Mill lumber
Memberships are currently only available to local residents of Harrop & Procter, BC. To request a membership, please email us below with your Name and Address.
E-mail for Membership
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The Harrop-Procter Watershed Protection Society
The Harrop-Procter Watershed Protection Society (HPWPS) was formed in 1996 and nearly 300 residents joined to support the intention to seek protection of water resources and, at a minimum, control over how harvesting might occur.
Years of effort - research, planning, and bureaucratic interaction - resulted in the Society compiling a detailed 300 page application for a community forest license in early 1999. The license, one of the first in the province was granted a year later.
The society currently conducts a water monitoring program on the four major creeks within the community forest. It also provides oversight and guidance regarding forest operations planning and execution and supports internal and external research and educational initiatives.
Outreach & Extension
Recent conference presentations include:
Kootenay Conservation Program Fall Gathering (Nelson, BC, 2018)
Kootenay Wildfire & Climate Change Conference (Nelson, BC, 2018)