Tree Frog Forestry News

Government to launch forest resilience pilot project

By Blair McBride
BC Local News
December 4, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The provincial government plans to launch a pilot project on boosting forest resilience in the Burns Lake region. The project in the Lakes Timber Supply Area (TSA) “will focus on sustainable forest management, including wildfire risk reduction,” as Dawn Makarowski, spokesperson with the ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development told Lakes District News. “The Lakes District land base has been significantly impacted by the mountain pine beetle infestation and the catastrophic wildfires of 2018. The project is focussed on increasing the ability of the landscape to resist and recover quickly from these types of impacts.” Details such as a timeline and budget were not yet known. …The Lakes TSA project is among several landscape-level pilots that the government plans to undertake across the province.

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