Plans & Maps


The Xaxli'p Community Forest (XCF) is an evolving example of how Indigenous communities are redefining sustainability and asserting their sovereignty through natural resource governance. Written as part of a doctoral dissertation research project out of the University of California, Berkeley, the report traces over twenty years of negotiations leading up to the XCF. The report also discusses current XCF efforts to restore the interconnected ecological and cultural systems that make up Xaxli'p Survival Territory. 

Click here to see the full report. 

Click here to see the cover page and introduction only. 


Xaxli’p Community Forest Agreement Application

The Xaxli’p Community Forest Agreement (CFA) Application was approved by the Ministry of Forests in January 2010. The Application includes a statement of guiding principles and goals, the CFA Management Plan, and information about the CFA land base, community involvement, and the XCFC administrative structure.

XCFC Forest Stewardship Plan

The Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation (XCFC) Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for operations within the Cascades Forest District was approved by the Ministry of Forests in June, 2012.  The geographic areas covered by this FSP include the Fountain Valley, Gibbs Creek watershed, and the upper reaches of Sallus Creek watershed.

The FSP provides strategies and results for conserving and protecting timber and non-timber resources.   XCFC’s work focuses on eco-cultural restoration to reestablish natural ecological integrity and Xaxli’p cultural resources within the CFA area. This FSP has been prepared under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) and identifies Forest Development Units (FDU) in which harvesting and road building may occur over the five-year term.  Any harvesting conducted will be partial cutting that is guided by eco-cultural restoration priorities.
The FSP does not address specific operational plans for cutting permits associated with eco-cultural restoration. As these plans are developed they will be presented to the Xaxli'p community for their review and input.

The FSP posted on this website contains excerpts from the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation. To view the FSP without these exerpts, please contact the XCFC office

Landscape Restoration Plan – coming soon!

XCFC is currently developing a Landscape Restoration Plan that will tie together the Xaxli’p Traditional Use Study and the Xaxli’p Ecosystem Based Plan in a practical, long-term eco-cultural restoration plan. The Landscape Restoration Plan overlays information from the Traditional Use Study with information from the Ecosystem Based Plan in order to prioritize eco-cultural restoration areas in Xaxli’p Survival Territory, to identify the particular kinds of restoration activities that will be applied, and to schedule and plan eco-cultural operations The Landscape Restoration Plan has been developed through community input from Xaxli’p Elders, the XCFC Board of Directors, and other Xaxli’p experts. The plan is currently in a draft stage. Portions of the completed Landscape Restoration Plan will be posted on this web page.

Xaxli'p Community Forest - Short and Long Term Goals

The Xaxli'p Community Forest Board of Directors works to ensure that the Community Forest is working toward acheiving our Mission Statement and Goals.  In May 2013 the Board of Directors developed a series of short and medium term goals that our company will work toward over the next three to five years.  Working toward these goasls will mean we are on the path toward meeting the long-term goals set for us by the Xaxli'p community.



Community Forest Agreement Boundary and Xaxli’p Survival Territory 

Xaxli’p Ecosystem Based Plan: Ecological Sensitivity to Disturbance with Xaxli’p Place Names

The primary objective of an ecosystem based plan is to maintain natural ecological integrity at all scales through time in the landscape being planned. To a large extent, this is achieved by identifying and respecting ecological limits, including identifying and protecting ecologically sensitive areas. This map was developed to identify areas of ecological sensitivity resulting from steep slopes, complex terrain, shallow soils, and dry conditions. The map was derived from air photo interpretation, existing map information, GIS modeling, and field assessments.

Upper Sallus Creek Cultural Restoration Area – Ortho Photo Base with Restoration Ecotype Outlines

This Upper Sallus Creek Cultural Restoration Area map is one of the preliminary maps of the Landscape Restoration Plan. Restoration ecotypes have been identified using air photo interpretation and GIS modeling. The restoration ecotypes are used to identify priority restoration areas, to identify potential ecosystems or species of interest in an area, and to plan initial restoration area boundaries. The characteristics and condition of restoration ecotypes are refined by the XCFC Forest Crew during field assessments and development of eco-cultural restoration prescriptions.

Events & News

February 2018: New Board of Directors elected at Annual General Meeting


July 2017: New academic article out on the Xaxli'p Community Forest!



Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation (XCFC) carries out ecologically and culturally sustainable land use for the benefit of Xaxli’p people, considering the needs of present and future generations.

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