A precious refuge for nature in the city
Kota Damansara Community Forest (KDCF) is a remnant of the lowland dipterocarp forest that once cloaked Selangor. It covers just over 800 acres and is a precious refuge for flora and fauna and a much needed green lung for the urban population of the Klang Valley. KDCF Society was established in 2011. It comprises concerned individuals and organizations that care about the forest. Together with the Selangor Forestry Department, we are working to ensure that the Kota Damansara Forest endures for the protection of nature and the benefit of current and future generations. Join us as we fulfill our vision for a model community-managed forest in the city.
The Scouts', Temuan and Sahabat Trails were built with funding support from the GEF - Small Grants Programme. The Scouts' Trail has been adopted by GE Malaysia for 2016. The Temuan Trail has been adopted by the Malaysia IATSS Forum Alumni for 2016.
Harmoni Trail is sponsored and adopted by IJM Land.
Unity Trail and Unity Peak Trail have been sponsored by PPB Group Berhad.
Denai Tiga Puteri is sponsored and adopted by the Family of A. Adnan.
General funds for weekly trail maintenance of all trails have been contributed by over 100 members and supporters of KDCF Society.
Support from the Global Environment Facility Small Grant Programme Between Nov 2012 - September 2014 KDCF Society received a fantastic injection of USD50,000 (approx RM155,000) from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme. This was the most recent of a series of GEF-SGP grants. This handy infographic helps explain how these funds and the funds that KDCF Society raised were channeled into extending our network of sustainable forest trails, and installing signs, … more
The historic campaign to save Kota Damansara forest from development was driven by an alliance of community organisations and special interest groups. Even with the Forest Reserve now properly gazetted for conservation, education, recreation and research, our partnership with these diverse groups endures. Our focus is now on caring for the forest and steering its careful management in collaboration with the Selangor Forestry Department and the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), while … more
A shared vision
Surrounded as it is on all sides by highways and housing, eyed by speculative interests for its real estate value, the Kota Damansara forest exists today as an island of green amidst the urban sprawl because of its many friends and allies. This remnant lowland mixed dipterocarp rainforest of just … more
KDCF Trail Network
The forest trails of Kota Damansara forest are our pride and joy. They have been carefully designed and painstakingly constructed over many years by volunteers and Temuan Orang Asli in close consultation with the Selangor Forestry Department. So far, a total of 14 km of trails have been built. The latest addition is a 3.5 km hiking loop (the Unity Peak and Denai Tiga Puteri trails) which allows visitors to enjoy a panoramic view from the highest part of the Forest Reserve. You can download … read more
KDCF Society's activities and programmes fall in the following categories. 1. Awareness and community engagement The focus of these activities is to build public awareness and appreciation of the Kota Damansara Community Forest in order to invite people to connect with the forest and others in the KDCF community. We generally hold one major community event a year, KDCF Day, which is an Open Day for the forest and a good opportunity to hold guided nature walks, kayakking, and activities … more