This indicators project is a continuation of Rossland’s ongoing sustainability efforts that were initiated in 2007 with the Visions to Action sustainability planning process. The State of Rossland report is a result of the ongoing volunteer efforts of the Rossland Sustainability Commission, the Housing and Affordability Task Force, the Economic Development Task Force, the Water Stewardship Task Force and the Energy Task Force. We would also like to thank the staff at the City of Rossland and the organizations that provided support for the original funding application and/or data for the final report:

  • Davies Sales and Service
  • Fortis Inc.
  • Fraser Basin Council
  • Lower Columbia Community Development Team
  • Red Mountain Resort
  • Rossland Chamber of Commerce
  • Rossland Culture and Arts Council
  • Rossland Secondary School
  • Selkirk College Geospatial Research Centre
  • Selkirk College Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development (Dr George Penfold)
  • Tourism Rossland, and
  • Whistler Centre for Sustainability

The original draft of this report was prepared by Erin McGuigan, Molly Moshofsky and Cecilia Valencia, through Forests and Communities in Transition in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Colum- bia. Report editing, portions of the text, survey indicator analysis, the final draft of the report and project coordination were provided by Jennifer Ellis. Graphic design was provided by David Livingstone of Empire New Media.

Many thanks to Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the Green Municipalities Fund and the City of Rossland for funding this project.