FESBC welcomes applications for wildfire risk reducaation and enhanced fibre utilization project funding

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
June 11, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Kamloops, BC – The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) continues to accept applications to fund forest enhancement projects, year-round. In the Provincial Government’s Budget 2024, FESBC was entrusted with $60 million in funding; $20 million to be allocated each year over the next three years. Projects to receive funding are those whose primary goal is wildfire risk reduction, enhanced wood fibre utilization, or both, while also achieving additional benefits such as wildlife habitat enhancement, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from utilizing wood fibre, improving recreational opportunities, and rehabilitating forests. “FESBC has played a pivotal role in our work to support a strong and sustainable forest sector by supporting projects that focus on better fibre utilization and wildfire risk reduction, helping to slow or stop the spread of wildfires by removing fuel from forests and also getting more fibre into the hands of the forestry sector,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests.

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