Communities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin are challenged by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. In response to this significant challenge the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) has come together to work with governments, groups and individuals to help ensure that these communities not only survive but prosper, during and after the epidemic. CCBAC believes it is essential to bring together natural resource managers and economic development expertise to minimize the potential economic impacts of the beetle epidemic, and to make the best of the ensuing opportunities.