Tree Frog Forestry News

Mapping out forest projects in B.C.

By Sean Brady
Kamloops This Week
May 16, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

An agency established to provide funding for projects that enhance the province’s forests has mapped out all of the ways it has distributed government money. The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. funds projects that reduce or avoid carbon emissions, fertilize trees or plant trees in areas that otherwise wouldn’t be reforested. A recent undertaking by the society is a map locating many of the projects funded, available online at fesbc.ca. A local example of FESBC funding being put to use is a project created to avoid carbon emissions at the Domtar pulp mill. Arrow Transportation received funding to retrieve and deliver woodfibre, that otherwise would have been burned, to the Kamloops facility, FESBC executive director Steve Kozuki said. Another nearby is in Logan Lake, where the Logan Lake Community Forest Corporation is using funds to reduce wildfire risk in the community to rehabilitating an area of dead trees.

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