Budget will benefit the long term health of the forest and forest-based communities
Association of BC Forest Professionals
Vancouver – The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) commends the government for allocating new funding to support the forest sector in yesterday’s 2016 budget. The investment will benefit the long-term health of our forests and bring new opportunities for forest professionals and other people who work and live in forest-based communities across BC. An investment of $85 million was announced to establish a Forest Enhancement Society of BC; a new organization that will work towards wildfire prevention and mitigation through forest fuel management, reforestation and habitat restoration. In addition, $10 million was added to the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative which focuses on wildfire risk reduction within municipal boundaries.