FESBC to support wildfire rehabilitation

Chinook Community Forest gets $800,000 to rebuild

By Priyanka Ketkar
Burns Lake Lakes District News
July 7, 2021

Chinook Community Forest (CCF) is receiving a massive grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) toward revitalization of portions of the 10,000 hectares lost during the 2018 wildfires. FESBC announced last week that they will be contributing $800,000 that would go towards revitalization of 300 hectares of the hardest hit stands out of the 10,000 hectares lost during the 2018 wildfires.  “The Chinook Community Forest, a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, is committed to good forest stewardship and seeing this forest thriving for future generations,” said Ken Nielsen, General Manager, CCF. “This is a long-term investment by all parties to get to regeneration.” …The funding will allow for a high level of utilization resulting in long-term carbon benefit by avoiding the fibre being burned in slash piles.

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