New funding supports First Nations to build forest, community resilience

By the Ministry of Forests / Emergency Mgmt & Climate Readiness
Government of British Columbia
January 11, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Two grants from the Province for the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) will help support emergency management and land stewardship, as well as disaster- and climate-risk resilience in communities throughout B.C. “We are committed to working with First Nations partners to create stronger and more resilient forests and communities,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests. “These grants build on the incredible work already being done by First Nations communities and will help grow capacity for Nation-led wildfire and emergency management in the future.” A $5-million grant from the Ministry of Forests will go toward a broad range of fire-stewardship programs at the local level. …In addition, the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness has provided $960,000 to FNESS to help advance the Province’s collective understanding of disaster and climate risk throughout B.C. to support community resilience, planning and decision-making.

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