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
Nazko - Pine Treatment & Fire Hazard Reduction Treatment To Improve Damaged / Low Value Forest by removing dead pine and preparing for new reforestation. $376,000
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
Williams Lake Steep Slope Fir Bark Beetle - First Phase Treatment To Prevent & Mitigate the Impact of Wildfires by heli logging Fir beetle attached Douglas fir on steep inaccessible slopes of the non timber harvesting landbase inside the Williams Lake Community Forest. $261,000
Williams Lake Steep Slope Fir Bark Beetle - Second Phase Treatment Additional volume was identified during field work. Site conditions are favorable - Amendment approved by the Board. $152,846
Williams Lake Wildfire Mitigation and Dry-belt fir rehabilitation Planning & Prescription A strategic planning process to develop opportunities for wildfire risk reduction treatments outside of the Wildland Urban Interface. $25, 000
South Coast
Access Fuel Treatments Prescription Fire hazard reduction along major access corridors and interface areas. $75,000
Prescription development for 11 fire impacted OGMAs - S2S Resource District Prescription Prescription development for 11 fire impacted Old Growth Management Area leading to the reforestation and long term sustainability of these protected old growth areas. $16,000
Municipality of Whistler - Cheakamus Community Forest Prescriptions & Treatment Fuel Management Prescriptions & Treatment to reduce the risk of wildfire impacts to the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Key locations within the Community Forest will be thinned. $388,850
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
Duck Pasture Treatment Fuel Management Treatment near areas Elko and Baynes Lake. $213,400
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
Indian Springs North and South Prescriptions & Treatment Prescriptions and fuel management treatments for areas adjacent to reserves to reduce forestfire risk. $44,995
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
RDCK Kingsgate / Riondel Consultation & Treatment Planning involving multple stakeholders to develop a coordinated wildfire risk reduction plan. Fuel Management prescriptions designing treatments to reduce overall fuel levels and coordinate with timber harvesting to implement a comprehensive fire break. $503,800
RDCK West Arm Planning Planning Developing a collaborative approach to landscape level fire planning. $25,000
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
Rushmere (Windermere Lake Park) Treatment Fuel Management Treatments which mechanically reduce the tree stocking and reduce ladder fuel build up. $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
Trench Society - Strauss Road Treatment Fuel Management Treatment designed to reduce the stocking levels and woody fuel levels in this management area. $104,000
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
Westside Lake Community - Fuel Management Treatment Fuel Management Treatments to reduce wildfire risk. $263,428
Westview Estates - Landscape fuel break - Trench Society Treatment Fuel Management Treatments to reduce wildfire risk as part of a landscape level plan. $56,320
Thompson / Okanagan
Baldy Mt Resort Phase 1 -McKinney Planning, Prescription & Treatment Plan and implement a project to reduce the wildfire risk through dead pine harvesting and salvage of fibre to support local energy facility in collaboration with Mnt Baldy development and sustainability. $264,500
Bonaparte Prescription & Treatment Conduct thinning treatments of Douglas Fir near the grasslands within the Hat Creek Valley. $37,600
Bridle Path landscape Level Fuel Break Planning & Prescription Continuation of a proposed fuel break planning which builds on already successful fire break planning done by Silverstar Ski Resort. This planning will focus on areas adjacent to the Bridle Path recreation trails. $264,500
Comstock Fuel Management Project Prescription & Treatment To create a landscape level fuel break to aid in overall wildfire management for the Comstock area. $327,703
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
Prescribed Burn in Xaxli'p Survival Territory Planning & Prescription Planning and prescriptions for a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat. $18,026
Omineca
Kenny Dam Wildfire Ecosystem Restoration Prescription & Treatment Pilot project to develop a plan to restore damaged forests in the 2004 Kenny Dam area. A wholistic approach to restoring ecosystem function in this old burnt area. $85,584
Little Bobtail Wildfire Ecosystem Restoration Planning, Prescription & Treatment Pilot project to develop a plan to restore damaged forest ecosystems in a recent burnt area of the Bobtail fire in the Vanderhoof and PG Resource Districts. $98,504
Vanderhoof / Fort St. James Planning and Prescriptions Prescription Wildfire management planning. $80,000
Skeena
Nadina Burns Lake CF fire break Treatment To prepare and implement a plan to reduce the wildfire risk associated with large areas of dead pine. Reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire near the Villages of Burns Lake and Lake Babine Nation's Woyenne Reserve. $223,214
Restoring Endangered Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in Skeena Region Planning & Treatment Collaborative planning & reforestation Treatments supporting further sustainability of White Bark Pine. $10,000
Provincial Scope
First Nations Emergency Services Society - Regional Prioritization and Engagement of First Nations for Developing and Implementing FEP Project Initiatives 2017/18 Planning Two pilots to select and develop forest enhancement initiatives and support the capacity of First Nations in developing Forest Enhancment proposals and plans. $50,000
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

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