Province provides $5 million to reduce wildfire risks in community forests

Press Release
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

The Government of British Columbia
April 1, 2021

The B.C. government is investing over $5 million to help Community Forest Agreement holders complete wildfire risk reduction projects as part of the Province͛s economic recovery plan to create jobs and help communities deal with the impacts of COVID-19. “It’s a priority for our government to do everything we can to keep people safe from the threat of wildfires,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.” This money will help recipients reduce those risks and also support local employment opportunities.” The BC Community Forest Association will distribute more than $5 million to 15 holders of community forest agreements around B.C. to fund 44 Crown Land Wildfire Risk Reduction (CLWRR) projects. The CLWRR funding stream …  supports wildfire risk reduction treatments on provincial Crown land near communities, around critical infrastructure and in areas facing a higher wildfire risk.

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