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A community reduces wildfire risk

When the heat of summer hits, the focus of many people turns to the forests and the potential threat of wildfire to communities, important infrastructure, and transportation corridors. Taking proactive steps to mitigate the risk of wildfire can help better protect communities and bring a higher level of comfort to many, which is exactly what...

Lower Nicola Indian Band partners with FESBC to lower wildfire risk in B.C.
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Lower Nicola Indian Band partners with FESBC to lower wildfire risk in B.C.

With the support of close to $250,000 in funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) removed dangerous trees and reduced wildfire risk at two locations bordering Merritt, B.C. and the LNIB Reserve Lands. Teams from Shulus Forest Enterprises, a company owned 100 per cent by the LNIB,...

B.C. provides funding to reduce wildfire risks, enhance forest health
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B.C. provides funding to reduce wildfire risks, enhance forest health

To reduce wildfires in higher-risk communities, the B.C. government is providing $25 million in new funding to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC). This investment will support community projects that reduce wildfire risk and enhance wildlife habitat, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, forest recreation and ecological resiliency. Applications for this funding will open on Monday,...