Jan 1999City of Williams Lake (CWL) and Williams Lake Indian Band (WLIB) each submit proposals on the first call for Community Forest Pilot Agreements
Jun 2003CWL again submitted an expression of interest for a Community Forest
Jul 2007CWL invited by Province of B.C. to apply for Community Forest Agreement
Mar-May 2008Initial meetings with local forest industry and First Nations
Jan 2009 – May 2011Various discussions between CWL & WLIB and meetings with Ministry officials regarding the City’s request that the invitation to apply be expanded to also include the WLIB
May 2011Invitation from Province for WLIB and CWL to apply in partnership for Community Forest Agreement
Oct 2011Boundaries of community forest accepted by District Manager
Nov 2011 onwardsOpen House meetings and public input solicited
Aug 2013Application submitted to Province
Dec 2013Partners appoint Board of Directors
Feb 2014Management Plan approved
Oct 2014CFA K3A signed
Nov 2014Standing Committee on Resource Values and Interests formed
Dec 2014,
Jan 2015
Public Meetings regarding Forest Stewardship Plan, Values and Interests
Oct 2015Forest Stewardship Plan approved by District Manager