Project Name Project Type Project Description Approved Funding
Cariboo
Borland Valley Prescriptions - Trial areas Prescription Pilot project assessing different stand retention levels for fuel treatments. $90,000
Borland Valley Treatment - Pilot Treatment Pilot project phase 2 implementing the various treatment options, and obtaining treatment cost data. $42,500
Quesnel NRD - Fuel Reduction Around FN Communities Planning / Prescription / Treatment Rehabilitate pine leading stands heavily damaged by mountain pine bark beetle within 5 km of the communities of Nazko and Kluskus. $553,500
Williams Lake Community Forest Fire Break Treatment Fire hazard reduction. $150,159
South Coast
Access Fuel Treatments Prescription Fire hazard reduction along major access corridors and interface areas. $75,000
Kootenay / Boundary
City of Cranbrook Feasibility Study Planning - Partnership with City of Cranbrook and the Rural Development Fund Economic Analysis to develop and assess the most economically efficient model for addressing low-value biomass in the WUI. $20,000
College of the Rockies Treatment Wildfire hazard reduction project. $78,000
Gold Creek 3 Treatments / South and West Cranbrook WUI Treatment Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration. $422,214
Gold Creek 5 Prescriptions / South and West Cranbrook WUI Prescription Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration prescriptions. $50,000
Gold Creek 5 / South and West Cranbrook WUI Treatment Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration prescriptions. $50,000
Sheep Mountain adjacent to community of Elko Treatment Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration, including UWR and Rare and endangered species. $126,000
Premier Provincial Park, BCTS Treatment Partnership with BCTS to perform wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration. $64,000
Regional District Central Kootenay Treatment Fuel Management treatments to protect, critical infrastructure and parks, enhance wildlife habitat. $200,000
Rural community of Rushmere Prescription Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration, including UWR and Rare and endangered species. $12,000
Selkirk Restoration Prescription Rehabilitation work and habitat restoration in response to the Rock Creek wildfire in 2015. $23,000
Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative Treatment Implementation of the Slocan Valley Landscape Level Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan and a habitat restoration strategy. $425,450
West Arm Park - Nelson area Prescription Wildfire hazard reduction project. $50,000
Westview Estates 10 km South of Cranbrook Treatment Wildfire hazard reduction and habitat restoration. $53,900
Thompson / Okanagan
Garnet Valley Enhancement - Ungulate Winter Range Treatment Enhance ungulate winter range quality and reducing fuel loads in an interface area. $94,170
Hat Creek Project Treatment Habitat restoration. $56,000
Omineca
Vanderhoof / Fort St. James Planning and Prescriptions Prescription Wildfire management planning. $80,000
Provincial Scope
First Nations Emergency Services Society FireSmart – Fort Nelson; Assessment Pilot Project Fire Smart FNESS Pilot Project. $20,000
Federation of BC Woodlot Associations Provincial Strategic Threat Analysis on Woodlot Licences; Mapping and Analysis Wildfire risk analysis on BC Woodlots. $7,350
Total: $2,743,243

Project Updates


Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative

Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative Board members and employees installing signage at an FESBC-funded fuel management project that was recently completed to reduce wildfire risk to the local community.

Slocan Project Staff

Nazko Wildfire Risk Reduction Project

FESBC Board member Jim Snetsinger, FESBC and FLNRO Staff and the Nazko Economic Development Corporation CEO Kevin Ainsworth. The group was enjoying a warm-up coffee during a field trip on February 6, 2017 to review the FESBC fuel management treatment near the community of Nazko in the Quesnel Natural Resource District. A bright but chilly day in the Cariboo Chilcotin – a perfect day for viewing the Nazko Logging Ltd. crew in action.

Nazko Wildfire Risk Reduction Project

Board acting chair Jim Snetsinger discussing the operations with Nazko Economic Development Corporation CEO Kevin Ainsworth. Nazko Logging Ltd. was actively removing and merchandising dead pine as part of the fuel management treatments being designed to protect local communities from the risks of wildfire.

Nazko Wildfire Risk Reduction Project