Forest Enhancement Society Allocates Nearly $2.8 Million to 21 Projects


The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is allocating nearly $2.8 million to 21 projects around B.C. in their second group of funding commitments, bringing the total funding allocated thus far to $6.2 million.

Proposed projects include: planning and prescription development; a variety of fuel management treatments to reduce wildfire risk; harvest treatments to help rehabilitate wildfire and Mountain Pine Beetle killed stands; and low value forest and wildlife habitat restoration work.

In total, 53 proposals were received and evaluated by the FESBC Board of Directors. Projects throughout BC were evaluated against the Society’s selection criteria of wildfire risk reduction, wildlife habitat restoration, and forest rehabilitation with approval given to projects in these regions:

  • Kootenay / Boundary
  • Cariboo
  • Thompson / Okanagan
  • Omineca
  • South Coast
  • Skeena

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC was created in February, 2016 with an investment of $85 million from the Provincial Government to advance and advocate for the environmental and resource stewardship of B.C.’s forests. The purposes of the new Society, as laid out in its Constitution are to:

  • Prevent and mitigate the impact of wildfires;
  • Improve damaged or low value forests;
  • Improve habitat for wildlife;
  • Support the use of fibre from damaged and low value forests; and
  • Treat forests to improve the management of greenhouse gases.

Learn More:

The next intake for project proposals is March 17, 2017. Download the Application Guide and form here.