Projects underway in Cariboo will reduce wildfire risk, enhance forest health
By Ministry of Forests
Work is underway to enhance forest resilience to protect against the impacts of wildfire and climate change in the Cariboo Region. Through a provincial investment of $25 million, the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has funded 22 new community projects, including four in the Cariboo Region. This includes work to reduce wildfire risk, while enhancing wildlife habitat, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from slash pile burning, and support forest recreation and ecological resiliency. …“The City of Quesnel is extremely grateful to FESBC for its sustained support of our wildfire risk reduction efforts,” said Erin Robinson, forestry initiatives manager. Projects funded in the Cariboo Region include:
- Clinton District Community Forest of BC Ltd., $450,870 – Treatment of 300-metre-wide fuel break
- Elhdaqox Developments Ltd., $500,000 – Wildfire risk reduction planning and treatments in Yunesit’in Community
- Eniyud Community Forest Ltd., $1,500,000 – Fuel management treatments near Horn Lake and along Tatlayoko Lake
- The City of Quesnel, $529,000 – Prescriptions and treatments in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
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