How to Apply to FESBC

Intake for project proposals starts on October 1st, 2018 and remains open until November 30th, 2018. The October intake has two calls for project submissions through the Forest Enhancement Society Information Management System (FESIMS). Proposals submitted in hard copy or via email will no longer be accepted.

For this intake, the priorities for proposal submissions are as follows:

Intake 5A – Carbon Emissions Reduction – Fibre Utilization

  • Proposals resulting in residual fibre utilization

Intake 5B – Wildfire Risk Reduction and Other

  • Priority is for proposals focused on Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments
  • Proposals for other FESBC purposes may be considered depending on availability of funding

All proposals must be consistent with Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) Integrated Investment Plan Priorities.

Forest Enhancement Society Information Management System FESIMS


Projects for Improving Habitat for Wildlife

Over the past two years, FESBC has committed up to $2.5M in funding to HCTF for wildlife projects in forested habitats. Proposed projects primarily focused on improving wildlife habitat are to be submitted to HCTF through their Restoration and Enhancement Grants application process and must meet HCTF review criteria and priorities. Habitat-leading proposals must be submitted using the HCTF online application system (HCTF Online) by their November 2nd, 2018 deadline.

Check their website for updates:


If Your Project Meets Multiple Purposes

If you’re uncertain where to apply and would like to discuss your proposal, please contact the FESBC via email: or phone: 1.877.225.2010 to be directed to the appropriate regional Operations Manager.

Please note that you may not apply to more than one program for the same project.

Community Resiliency Investment – FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Program

Applications are currently being accepted for this program.
The application deadline is December 7, 2018.

The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land.

The Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services Society and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC are working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, represented by the BC Wildfire Service, to administer the FireSmart Community Funding & Supports portion of the program for local government and First Nations applicants.

Funding requests for fuel management activities located within municipal and First Nations administrative boundaries are to be submitted to the FireSmart Community Funding and Supports Program, more details may be found here: