Rainwater Management for Eco Homes

When we began the Elkington Forest conservation community we committed to the highest degree of protection for water quality. We committed to ensuring that rainwater runoff after development would be as near as possible to the quantity, quality, location and timing as rainwater runoff prior to development. To achieve this, we prepare engineered Rainwater Management…


The Shawnigan Gathering, March 29-30, 2014

At its heart,  Shawnigan has a First Nations legacy, an historic railway bordering a magnificent lake, the headwaters of the wild Koksilah River, the world class Kinsol wooden trestle and a population eight thousand strong – the most populous unincorporated community in British Columbia. The second annual Shawnigan Gathering is designed for the community to…


6 Surprising Benefits of Living in A Forest

Elkington Forest. Rendering by Ayrie Cunliffe. © Living Forest Communities. Lately, I have come across a number of articles and papers describing the health benefits of living in a forest, as well as the larger societal/regional benefits of a mature forest. I also have been reflecting on my experience of spending so much time at…


Living the New Economy In Victoria

Living Forest Communities and the Trust for Sustainable Forestry are excited about participating in the Living the New Economy conference in Victoria that starts on November 30th and runs until December 5th, 2013. This conference focuses on nurturing innovative ways to ensure that economic activities consider the natural balance of our ecosystems and the social…