Funding for Wildfire Risk Reduction projects

Burns Lake Community Forest gets $420,000 from province

BC Local News
April 7, 2021

The Burns Lake Community Forest is receiving provincial funding for its wildfire mitigation projects. Last week, the Ministry of Forests announced a $5 million investment to help community forests complete wildfire risk projects. …“It’s a priority for our government to do everything we can to keep people safe from the threat of wildfires,” said Katrine Conroy… The Northwest Fire Centre will be receiving $1,178,600 towards three community forests agreement holders. …Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. will be getting $420,000 for two operational treatment projects and one prescribed fire project. “I believe that the award of these funds paints a clear picture of the outstanding forest stewardship that the Burns Lake Community Forest continues to achieve. It is an awesome example of how collaboration between community forests, the BC Community Forest Association and the province is essential in creating safe communities and resilient forests,” said Crystal Fisher, president of BL Comfor. …15 community forests will be receiving this funding.

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