PRINCE GEORGE – Communities and wildlife will benefit from $134 million being awarded by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) to 71 forest enhancement projects around the Province, Premier John Horgan announced today.

“In the wake of the 2017 wildfires, our government has a responsibility to restore damaged forests and support communities,” said Premier Horgan. “These investments in reforestation will benefit ecosystems, workers and the communities that rely on forestry for their livelihood.”

Over $99 million is being awarded in the Cariboo, with the majority focused on forest enhancement and restoration of public forests impacted by the 2017 wildfires. Approximately 30% of the work will involve, or be led by, First Nations and their partners.