The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a community based organization that has been raising funds to purchase and protect local forests for recreational, ecological and climate adaptation values. Their work has ensured the protection of over 270 acres of beautiful forests surrounding the Village of Cumberland, and they are not done yet. The annual Perseverance Trail Run is a great way to support this local cause and ensure even more forests are protected for the future.

The Cumberland Forest is a lush second growth forest surrounding the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. This forest is an important wildlife corridor and home to our watershed, at risk flora and fauna, salmon bearing creeks, wetlands, heritage landmarks and hiking and biking trails enjoyed by families, naturalists, hikers, mountain bikers and many others. The future of this forest and the future of Cumberland’s economy are directly linked. There are imminent plans to log this forest.

With the the help of Community Partners, Legacy Donors and Guardians, the CCFS has purchased 270 acres of forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland since 2000. Their current focus is to raise $1,200,000 to purchase 3 more parcels of lush second growth forest land filled with wetlands, diverse plants and animals, heritage landmarks and significant hiking and mountain biking trails including Black Hole, Space Nugget and Bronco’s Perseverance.