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OWA gets $1.2M towards Nature Smart Climate Solutions project
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OWA gets $1.2M towards Nature Smart Climate Solutions project

The Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) is receiving a $1.2 million investment over five years to support its Nature Smart Climate Solutions project. OWA’s John Pineau. OWA’s executive director John Pineau told CFI that the project covers all of Ontario’s private land. “OWA is grateful to Environment and Climate Change Canada for its support of private forest...

FSC launches Forest Week campaign
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FSC launches Forest Week campaign

FSC Forest Week is being held the week of September 24th, with the theme ‘Choose Forests, Choose FSC’. Previously known as FSC Friday, the organization is expanding the length of the campaign to a full week this year, while focusing content on forest sustainability issues. Forest Week is designed to raise consumer awareness of FSC and...

FESBC reports on progress of $150M climate plan projects
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FESBC reports on progress of $150M climate plan projects

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has published information on the outcomes of British Columbia’s $150-million investment under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF), showcasing the tremendous progress made through this fund toward the Government of Canada’s targets under the Paris Agreement. In 2017, the B.C. government deployed $150 million of its $250...

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Forest carbon offsets: know your options and know the risks

By now you’ve heard the ambitious climate objectives of organizations striving to reach net-zero emissions, or become carbon-negative, in the near future. Everyone from local home builders to companies like Google and Apple are joining the movement. While governments play a different role than the companies, they seem equally keen to help stem the tide...

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,...