It all began during a “wood reception *”, Georges Claudepierre and Gaby Locicero proposed the creation in Labaroche, of a space dedicated to the forest heritage. This theme was chosen because of the attachment of the inhabitants to their forest, which provided, until after the war, the income necessary for their survival (agriculture, on this plateau whipped by the winds, did not feed a family or did so poorly). All see the opportunity to develop a center of activitý with animations, dynamizing the village, which tends to become a dormitory village.
Several studies are carried out concerning the feasibilitý and the viabilitý of the project. It emerges that the idea is interesting.
A call for volunteers to participate in this operation is conducted́ and a Committeé is set up.
* meeting during which, foresters, lumberjacks, municipal elected officials receive the batches of wood that will be put up for sale at a public auction.