Quick Facts - FESBC by the Numbers
Projects approved across B.C.
Projects led by First Nations and 23 projects have significant First Nations involvement.
Economic activity generated by 263 projects.
Full time equivalent jobs created.
Cubic meters of forest fibre utilized that would otherwise have been burned.
Tonnes of CO2e* sequestered or avoided = 904,000** cars off the road for a year.
In grants approved.
*cumulative from project initiation to 2050
**SOURCE: calculation-greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator (US Environmental Protection Agency)
West Coast Roosevelt Elk Augmentation and Recovery Project
Translocated elk leave the truck in the Phelps Elk Population Unit on Vancouver Island as part of a project re-establishing elk on northern Vancouver Island.
Fisher Artificial Reproductive Den Box Study
Biologist Larry Davis inspects one of the den boxes installed as part of the Fisher Artificial Reproductive Den Box Study.
High Lake Grassland and Open Forest Restoration Pilot
The High Lake Grassland and Open Forest Restoration Pilot aims to restore approximately 80 ha of mixed open grassland and open forest habitats degraded by tree encroachment and ingrowth in the Churn Creek Protected Area.
Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems to Enhance Subalpine Bear Habitat
In the South Skeena region, FESBC is co-funding a project to restore endangered whitebark pine ecosystems, which are of high value to grizzly bear and birds such as Clark’s Nutcracker.
Enhancing Caribou Survival Within the Klinse-Za/Scott herds
Caribou calves from the Klinse-Za/Scott herds are protected in maternal pens for the short period when they are highly vulnerable to predation.
South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) Habitat Conservation Delivery
The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program is a partnership of 50 non-profit organizations, First Nations organizations, and government working together to conserve nature for South Okanagan and Similkameen communities.
Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative
Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative Board members and employees installing signage at a recently completed FESBC-funded fuel management project to reduce wildfire risk to the local community.
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.
FESBC Board member, 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.