a need for firewood
local service organizations
the Community Forest
The Community Forest started a Firewood Program in 2021 due to the unmet need for firewood in our community.
We heard from local service organizations that some of their clients didn't have heat during the winter. The organizations had a budget to buy firewood for them but weren’t able to find wood that was fit to burn, or from a reputable source.
At the same time, we heard unprecedented reports of timber poaching for firewood in our local forests.
The goals of our Firewood Program are to:
Provide a quality, reliable and affordable source of firewood for our community
Engage vulnerable community members such as those with developmental delays or those experiencing mental health issues and/or addiction with employment opportunity at a living wage
Provide free firewood to people in our community who go without winter heat due to financial hardship
Reduce the impact of firewood poaching on our forests
Redirect logging waste to reduce slash piles, making better use of our timber resources and decreasing burning
We're looking for volunteers who can assist us. Can you split & stack wood, buck logs, or assist in delivering wood? Please sign-up using the link below.
Are you interested in buying firewood - for yourself or for someone else - through the program? Let us know!