Innovative Wildfire Mitigation Project Supported by the Village, the Babine Lake Community Forest, Lake Babine Nation and the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia

Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, Rural Development press release 

The residents of the Village of Granisle will benefit from the efforts of the village, the Babine Lake Community Forest, Lake Babine Nation and the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia (FESBC), in providing a safer haven from wildfires, in the future. The village undertook a Wildfire Fuel Mitigation Project in partnership with the BLCF and through funding from the FESBC, in order to make Granisle a safer place from the wildfires. The project was a result of an idea that the former Granisle Mayor Frederick Clarke had, according to Gord Pratt, who is the operations manager with the FESBC. …A few of the objectives that are important to the FESBC that the Granisle project is also focusing on are, to reduce the wildfire risk in and around the community of Granisle, to increase the fibre utilization of the residual fibre around the site …and therefore reduce the carbon footprint and green house gas emissions.

By Priyanka Ketkar
Burns Lake Lakes District News
July 8, 2020

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