Cariboo Region Projects

Project Title Project Proponent Society Purpose Full Proposal Description Closest Community
Cariboo Region
Cariboo Wildfire Forest Carbon Reforestation Office Of the Chief Forester-FLNRORD Forest Carbon This project is to reforest areas severely impacted by the unprecedented scope and scale of the 2017 and 2018 devastating wildfires and by doing so, obtain maximum benefit of carbon sequestration. Activites include planning, mapping, surveying, and planting trees towards the goal of rehabilitating fire-damaged areas. Reforesting areas where there are no commercial obligations to reforest enhances and restores productivity in in these areas. This project helps to support the achievement of Provincial greenhouse gas reduction goals and the reforestation component of the Cariboo and Thompson-Okanagan Restoration Plan. Various
Fibre Utilization and Recovery in the Chilcotin Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd. Forest Carbon Transporting uneconomic wood to be chipped at a pulp wood, pellet or energy facility to avoid pile burning emissions. Tsi Del Del Enterprise Ltd.'s goal in this project is to maximize fibre utilization and recovery in all future harvesting operations by extracting both sawlog and pulp fibre supplies. Through adjustments to harvest operations during the bunching and processing phase in a way that will allow for greater utilization of fibre. This results in the recovery of fibre normally left on site to be burned. This approach creates long-term carbon benefits. Alexis Creek
Alkali Logging Debris Chipping and Hauling - Part 1 Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Forest Carbon This project involved chipping logging debris for markets in Williams Lake. The majority of the residual volume comes from community forest harvesting operations and wildfire risk reduction treatments adjacent to communities and along primary access roads. The chipped material will be sold at market to local manufacturingeither as hog for energy or biomass for pellets. Alkali Lake
West Chilcotin - Expedited Fibre Recovery Cost West Chilcotin Forest Products Ltd. Forest Carbon The fibre recovery program is enabling West Chilcotin Forest Products, a company owned by the Ulkatcho First Nation, to increase utilization of non-merchantable and undersize logs by providing economic support for the cost of harvesting and hauling of the pulp wood to Bella Coola to then ship to the Harmac Pacific pulp mill in Nanaimo. On the ground, the fibre recovery program is increasing utilization of forest fibre by approximately 20% based on current harvest plans with the added benefit of addressing the use of waste wood which has concerned local citizens in the past. As a result, cull piles are now smaller, and less material is burned as waste in cut blocks. Usually, non-merchantable fibre is left in piles along forest roads and is legally required to be burned. By utilizing the fibre instead carbon benefits are created which contribute to the mitigation of climate change. Anahim Lake
West Chilcotin Forest Products Fibre Recovery Cost Differential - 2019-20 West Chilcotin Forest Products Ltd. Forest Carbon This project will be getting underway some time in 2021 and is for utilization of uneconomic wood to avoid pile burning emissions and to boost local economies and coastal pulp mill facilities. This is a continuation of the same work as full proposal number FC0000579, which was very successful. Anahim Lake
2017 FCI Initiatives - Surveys & Utilization FLNRORD - Forest Carbon Initiative Forest Carbon This project sets the stage for the Forest Carbon Initiative reforestation. It implements a number of activities that generate postivie GHG reduction objectives. The T'exelcemc (Williams Lake Band) and the District expressed a desire to utilize the residual piles associated with burnt timber harvesting that had alrady been completed near Williams Lake. As a result of this interest a grinding project with the T'exelcemc (Williams Lake Band) was approved and ultimately other partners such as Tŝideldel, Atlantic Power and Pinnacle Pellet. This project will also identify fibre utilization opportunities near Williams Lake as a result of Ministry Wildfire Risk Reduction projects and in subsequent years will be reforesting areas heavily degraded through wildfire. The last part of this project is to undertake a cultural assessment and hand fertilization project for trees and FN values in areas East of Williams Lake. Various
Grinding and Transporting of Residual Fibre Barkerville Historic Town & Park governed by The Barkerville Heritage Trust Forest Carbon This project supports the grinding and hauling of the residual fibre resulting from the wildfire risk reduction activities as part of another FESBC-supported project. The fibre is transported to Cariboo Pulp and Paper for use as hog fuel instead of being burned on site. This project supports the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction targets by avoiding carbon emissions through burning. Barkerville
Fibre Utilization in the Cariboo Region Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. Forest Carbon This project involved transporting uneconomic residual wood to pulp mills, a pellet plant and a power plant to avoid pile burning emissions and improve fibre utilization.The residual fibres are typically burned due to the poor quality, small piece size and distance from markets. The volume of residual fibre is generated through a combination of commercial harvesting operations for sawlogs and also from landscape level wildfire risk reduction treatments. Some areas of very old mountain pine beetle killed forests are traditionally rehabilitated using commercial harvesting and in these areas large volumes of residual un-economic fibre are created. The recovery of this fibre creates employment stability for First Nations and local logging contractors. Williams Lake
Fibre Utilization and Recovery- 100 Mile House BC Cariboo Pulp & Paper Forest Carbon This project involves the recovery and utilization of pulp logs from the 100 Mile House area that would otherwise be uneconomical to transport. The pulp logs are transported to Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel, BC, to be chipped and used for other products. Through the utilization of the pulp logs, the residual fibre generated from harvest activities is reduced by up to 50%, which lessens greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be generated through the burning of the residual fibre. Fibre utilization funding helps to provide fibre needed by secondary fibre users which maintains jobs and supports communities. 100 Mile House
Fibre Utilization and Recovery- Quesnel Cariboo Pulp & Paper Forest Carbon This project increases the utilization of pulp and biologs from the Quesnel and Williams Lake areas that would otherwise be uneconomical. The pulp logs are transported to Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel, BC to be chipped and used for pulp, and the recovered biologs are used for hog fuel to create energy. The fibre is recovered from roadside residual waste resulting from primary harvest activities as well as through the rehabilitation of low-value stands. Through the utilization of the fibre, pile burning is avoided which results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, fire impacted areas are reforested, and employment is generated. Quesnel
Recovery and Utilization of Residual Fibre near Nazko, BC RPP Holdings Inc. Forest Carbon The project is focused on waste fibre utilization in the Nazko area, where the long-haul distances to move pulp logs isn't normally economically feasible. The initial phase of the project enabled the recovery of pulp fibre, which was then delivered to Cariboo Pulp & Paper in Quesnel. Future activities under this project may include the rehabilitation of low-grade uneconomical stands impacted by mountain pine beetle. Through this project, fire hazard is reduced and significant employment opportunities are created in an area adversely impacted by a downturn in the forest sector and a reduction in timber supply. By utilizing the pulp logs, which would otherwise be burned, greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be generated through pile burning post-harvest, are avoided. Quesnel
Hog Fuel Recovery in the Williams Lake Market Area Williams Lake First Nation Forest Carbon The 2017 wildfires resulted in the need for intensive salvage harvesting in areas around the City of Williams Lake and Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) communities. The salvage created significant volumes of residual fibre which would normally be left on site and burned. WLFN expressed an interest in recovering this fibre but the transportation of the fibre on it's own was uneconomical. FESBC funding assisted in transporting the fibre for recovery, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding burning and improved fibre utilization. Ongoing operations will support the recovery of residual fibre resulting from wildfire risk reduction projects and will generate fibre for both Atlantic Power and Pinnacle Renewable Energy operations in Williams Lake. Williams Lake
Williams Lake Power Plant 2019 Atlantic Power (Williams Lake) Ltd Forest Carbon This projectenhances recovery and utilization of fibre by supporting the transportation of uneconomic fibre to Atlantic Power to be used to generate electricity. Recovery also contributes to greenhouse gas emission reduction by avoiding pile burning and reducing the need for other means of electricity generation. The Power plant was originally built to assist the forest industry in replacing beehive burners. Over the years, the vast majority of the power plant fibre needs were met by local sawmills. More recently, the fibre demand has to be met by utilization of fibre from the forests directly, resulting in a demand for "bush run" wood fibre. This project assists Atlantic Power in running their facility and providing power to upwards of 50,000 homes in British Columbia during a 12 month operating period. The fibre utilized by Atlantic Power is uneconomic and generally otherwise is burnt in residual waste wood pile burning. This project maintains local employment, power generation and many other ancillery benefits for the City of Williams Lake and it's residents along the San Jose valley. Williams Lake
Alkali Logging Debris Chipping and Hauling - Part 2 Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Forest Carbon This project involved transporting uneconomic residual wood to pulp mills, a pellet plant and a power plant to avoid pile burning emissions and to improve the utilization of fibre. The residual fibre is typically burned and wasted due to the poor quality, small piece size and distance from markets, so being able to utilize it rather than burn it results in multiple benefits. The residual fibre that otherwise would have been slash burned is generated through a number of forest harvesting activities undertaken by the First Nation including wildfire risk reduction, community forest timber harvesting and habitat improvement projects. Alkali Lake
Feasibility of a Centralized Sortyard System FPInnovations Fibre Recovery This project was a research project to assess the establishment of a centralized log sorting yard in the Quesnel District. By reducing log transportation time, the centralized yard could increase access to timber and improve the District's ability to rehabilitate low value/uneconomic mountain pine beetle-killed stands. FPI used their experience and modeling to evaluate road systems and potential sort yard locations to make theoretical recommendations. Various sortyard locations were modelled including Nazko and Quesnel. Quesnel
Grinding and Transporting of Residual Fibre to Support Pellet and Pulp Manufacturers Pacific Bioenergy Fibre Recovery This project facilitates the utilization of uneconomic and non-merchantable low-grade fibre from blocks harvested in the Quesnel Timber Supply area that would otherwise be burned on site. Fibre suitable for pulp is chipped in Quesnel and utilized by local pulp mills. Fibre not suitable for pulp is processed and shipped to the Pacific BioEnergy Pellet plant in Prince George. This project helps to support the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, create and maintain employment, and maximize fibre utilization. Quesnel
Cariboo Pulp and Paper- Intake 7 Cariboo Pulp & Paper Fibre Recovery This project will help move low value pulp fibre from areas beyond the current economic reach in the Quesnel timber supply area to Cariboo Pulp in Quesnel. The avoidance of pile burning results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. Nazko
Williams Lake Power Plant 2020 Atlantic Power (Williams Lake) Ltd. Fibre Recovery This project will assist local First Nations companies to deliver fibre to Atlantic Power in Williams Lake where it will be used to generate electricity. The project will utilize two mobile grinders and return to harvest cut blocks that have remaining waste and logging debris piles. The piles will be loaded into the grinder by a loader which grinds the debris and loads it into a chip truck which will deliver the product to Atlantic Power in Williams Lake to be burned to generate power. Grinding of residual forest debris from logging operations generally located in the Chilcotin area will utilize the waste fibre that would otherwise be burnt. The avoidance of pile burning results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. Williams Lake
Road Rehabilitation in the Chilcotin Terraforma Environmental Ltd Habitat Enhancement Working with First Nations, licensees and stakeholders this project will identify which roads should be rehabilitated. The next phase will be to rehabilitate those roads using techniques supporting First Nations traditional use plants. First Nations communities will participate in the work in a meaningful way from planning and seed collection to cultivating and seeding the roads. The roads will be seeded primarily to lodgepole pine which is adapted to highly disturbed soils but also with a number of native plant species which will enhance habitat for moose and other species. The result will be fully treed roads which no longer carry elevated risk of erosion or slope failure and will add to the merchantable volume of forests in the area. The trees and plants will also provide carbon sequestration benefits. The old roads will no longer serve as corridors for predators or hunters and will have attributes that will enhance habitat by providing browsing opportunities in between major browse zones. Alexis Creek
Esk'etemc Mule Deer Habitat Restoration Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Habitat Enhancement Surveys, planning, and prescriptions for mule deer winter range habitat improvement in the Esk'etemc community forest and First Nation Woodland License. Alkali lake
Mule Deer Winter Range Restoration Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Habitat Enhancement Surveying, mapping, and prescriptions for 500 hectares of mule deer winter range restoration. Alkali lake
Douglas-fir Density Spacing - Flatrock Williams Lake Community Forest LP Stand Rehabilitation Through this funding, over 60 hectares of treatment areas were identified and tree thinning work was completed, lowering the fuel loading and fire hazard rating for these areas. Much of the project site was occupied by moderate to high density stands--high risks for wildfires. The area is often impacted by snow, ice damage, and Spruce budworm and the stand itself has been suppressed with trees of small diameter which has led to an environment limiting forage opportunities for wildlife. The Williams Lake Community Forest (WLCF) is situated in two separate geographic areas around the City of Williams Lake covering a total of 288 square kilometres. As a 50/50 partnership between the Williams Lake First Nation and the City of Williams Lake, the community forest is a vital resource having contributed both financial support as well as employment opportunities into the communities since 2014. Williams Lake
CCR Douglas-fir Fire Rehabilitation Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. Stand Rehabilitation Planning, harvesting and planting in high burn intensity interior Douglas-fir stands hit during the 2017 wildfires. Planning includes small areas of bark beetle management using anti-aggregation pheromones, and a feasibility study for biomass transport to bioenergy facilities. The project also involves overstory removal of danger trees, site preparation, sowing of seedlings and planting. The local First Nation communities will be planting several million seedlings over the next few years. Alexis Creek
Pre-commercial Thinning of Drybelt Fir UBC Stand Rehabilitation This project involved the thinning of trees to increase tree growing space and volume and to improve overall stand health. Williams Lake
Hanceville Fire Rehabilitation Elhdaqox Developments Ltd. Stand Rehabilitation This project involved site preparation treatments for reforestation in areas of the 2017 Hanceville Fire with low volume recovery and areas affected by mountain pine beetle. The site preparation used a winged tooth subsoiler pulled behind a dozer. These areas are contributing to the provincial Forest Carbon Intiative. Hanceville
Stand Rehabilitation and Utilization of Residual Fibre - Pt. 2 NAZBEC Limited Partnership Stand Rehabilitation This is a continuation of another FESBC-supported rehabilitation project in the Quesnel Forest District. Through this project, biomass will be utilized from mountain pine beetle-damaged stands and residual waste fibre piles west of Quesnel, and transported to Prince George where it will be manufactured into pellets for use as energy. These activities will result in reduction of greenhouse gases by avoiding the release of carbon through on site burning, enhance fibre utilization, and help maintain and create employment. The beetle impacted stands that are rehabilitated will be harvested and increase the long-term timber supply for future generations. Quesnel
Stand Rehabilitation of Wildfire Impacted Stands Near Nazko, BC Cariboo Pulp & Paper Stand Rehabilitation The 2017 Plateau Fire burned a large area west of Quesnel, leaving behind a large volume of salvageable, but uneconomical, burned timber. This project involves the planning and harvesting of this and surrounding mountain pine beetle-killed lodgepole pine with the goal of regenerating damaged stands. Activities include assessments, prescriptions and treatment of fire-killed or bark beetle-damaged stands, focusing on areas that have not naturally regenerated. The fibre recovered will be utilized for pulp or energy, and the reforested area will contribute to the long-term fibre supply in the Quesnel Timber Supply Area. Nazko
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Overstory Removal FPInnovations Stand Rehabilitation This was a pilot project to demonstrate innovative strategies for rehabilitating mountain pine beetle-killed (MPB-killed) stands. Overstory removal treatments were compared to evaluate their costs and effectiveness in preparing MPB-killed sites for regeneration. Various
Stand Rehabilitation and Utilization of Residual Fibre to Avoid Pile Burning - Pt. 1 NAZBEC Limited Partnership Stand Rehabilitation Through this project biomass will be utilized from mountain pine beetle-damaged stands and residual waste fibre piles west of Quesnel, and transported to Prince George, where it will be manufactured into pellets for use as energy. These activities will result in reduction of greenhouse gases by avoiding the release of carbon through on site burning, enhance fibre utilization, and help maintain and create employment. The rehabilitated beetle-impacted stands will be harvested and reforested,thereby increasing the long-term timber supply for future generations. Quesnel
ACFN/Tl’etinqox MPB Rehabilitation and Wildfire Risk Reduction Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. Stand Rehabilitation This project involved planning and harvesting of severely degraded, dead, or uneconomical stands and treatments for a landscape level fuel break to reduce wildfire risk. The focus of operations was on mountain pine beetle-killed stands with limited regeneration, on rehabilitation, and on reforestation. Large areas of wildfire breaks were constructed through mechanized treatments and manual cutting which created employment for First Nations peoples and protected local communities from wildfire risks. While this project is complete, work continued under a new wildfire risk reduction proposal, WR0000121. Puntzi Lake
Strouse Lake Knockdown and Grinding Elhdaqox Developments Ltd. Stand Rehabilitation This project is to utilize the residual waste fibre resulting from a stand rehabilitation project funded by Forests for Tomorrow (FFT). There are three phases that are dovetailed: FFT is funding the initial clearing of the damaged forest, then FESBC is funding the utilization of the resulting residual fibre that would otherwise have traditionally been burnt, and finally FFT is funding the reforestation of the site for future generations. The utilized fibre will be delivered to Pinnacle or Atlantic Power in Williams Lake to make green energy. The avoidance of pile burning results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. Williams Lake
Esk'etemc Wildfire Risk Management Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project produced a landscape level plan for wildfire risk mitigation activities. With spatial data from the BC Wildfire Service 2017 Provincial Strategic Threat Analysis, local collaboration and input from the staff at FLNRORD Forest Stewardship, wildfire perspective from BCWS, input from the city of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, plus a few more partners, the Esk’etemc were able to create a plan that addressed areas that are high risk as well as identified where there were opportunities to take on fuel treatment projects or to make suggestions on which direction to take wildland fire mitigation plans. Alkali Lake
Ground Truth of Alkali Lake Fuel Treatment Areas Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project collected field data to support preparation of a landscape level plan for wildfire risk mitigation activities. With spatial data from the BC Wildfire Service 2017 Provincial Strategic Threat Analysis, local collaboration and input from the staff at FLNRORD Forest Stewardship, wildfire perspective from BCWS, input from the city of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, plus a few more partners, the Esk’etemc were able to create a plan that addressed areas that are high risk as well as identified where there were opportunities to take on fuel treatment projects or to make suggestions on which direction to take wildland fire mitigation plans. Alkali Lake
CCR - Fire Hazard Reduction/Rehabilitation Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project's primary purpose was wildfire risk reduction adjacent to the communities of Redstone and Puntzi. The landscape level fuel break had a combination of stand rehabilitation treatments as well as primary fuel breaks created by cutting away dead lodgepole pine. Where possible, this uneconomic fuel was added to the CCR incremental haul program. Approximately 2000 ha per year will be cleared to make the landscape level fuel break where fire fighters can make defensive barriers next to the wildfires in this area. Alexis Creek
Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments to Protect Community of ?Esdilagh Esdilagh Development Corporation Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction The goal of this project is to reduce wildfire risk on portion of a large landscape-level primary fuel break south of Quesnel in the traditional territory of ?Esdilagh (also known as the Alexandria Band). The traditional territory of ?Esdilagh First Nation is situated along both sides of the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel BC and the community has a population of 204. Post harvest mechanical and manual fuel treatments will create a fuel break that can significantly alter fire behaviour and intensity and reduce the risk of a wildfire spreading to other resource values. Residual waste fibre resulting from the treatments will be removed and sold to pellet producers and other industrial users of biomass. Alexandria
Landscape Level Fuel Treatment Williams Lake Community Forest LP Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is within the Williams Lake Community Forest and aims to create a landscape level fuel break to assist in protecting the City of Williams Lake. The break will be placed all along the hydro powerlines and essentially widens the break area on either side of the powerline by reducing the amount of flamable fuel in those areas. Logging debris and small diameter wood will be sent to s Williams Lake bio-energy facility. Williams Lake
South Canim Fire Management Planning Canim Lake Indian Band Wildfire Risk Reduction This project enabled the Canim Lake Indian Band to develop a Fire Management Plan to provide strategic direction for future treatments to reduce the risk of wildfire. The project focused on creating a landscape-level plan for wildfire fuel breaks to reduce risk and protect lives and properties from wildfire on Crown land surrounding the community of Canim Lake Band on the southwest end of Canim Lake. Canim Lake
Eniyud Community Forest Tatla Lake Wildfire Fuel Treatment Plan Eniyud Community Forest Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project was for prescriptions for the Eniyud Community Forest and for wildfire fuel reduction as identified in the Tatla Lake Landscape Fire Management Plan. Tatla Lake
Meadow Lake / Lac La Hache Wildfire Mitigation / Rehabilitation Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. and the community of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (St-wet-lem hight-lem) (SXFN) have partnered to reduce wildfire risk in forested areas near Big Bar Lake, which is located approximately 40 kilometres west of Clinton, BC. The goal of the fuel breaks is to help reduce the intensity and rate of spread of an approaching wildfire and to provide a point of attack for fire suppression activities in the event of a wildfire. The joint project with SXFN (formerly Dog Creek Indian Band & Canoe Creek Indian Band) has provided employment for local crews for two years. Big Bar Lake
Quesnel Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments - Phase 1 C&C Wood Products Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project includes planning, prescription and treatment work aligned with priorities identified in the City of Quesnel Community Wildfire Protection Plan. These priorities were established jointly with BC Wildfire Service fuel management specialists and Quesnel Resource District staff.  Activities include planning and prescription development, harvesting, understory pruning and thinning, and forest floor fuel piling and burning. Quesnel
Borland Valley Fuel Management Treatment FLNRORD Cariboo Region Wildfire Risk Reduction This was a demonstration project for fuel management treatment and mule deer winter range habitat enhancement. The project included biomass removal and recovery of merchantable timber through machine and hand work. The treatments provided demonstration sites and examples for future treatments while providing wildfire hazard mitigation by reducing fuel loading through the removal of ladder and fine fuels. Walking trails for residents were maintained. These measures will also improve habitat features for mule deer. Where possible, timber was sold and residual fibre was recovered for sale in the local biomass market. 150 Mile House
Barkerville Historic Town Wildfire Fuel Treatment - Phase 1 Barkerville Historic Town & Park governed by The Barkerville Heritage Trust Wildfire Risk Reduction Phase 1 of the Barkerville wildfire risk reduction project included selective harvesting followed by machine and hand thinning on approximately 52 hectares immediately east of the Barkerville historic townsite. The project also facilitated the utilization of fibre resulting from the wildfire risk reduction activities. FESBC funding helps to support the grinding and hauling of the residual waste fibre to Cariboo Pulp and Paper for use as hog fuel. Otherwise the fibre piles would need to be burned, which would have resulted in greenhouse gas emissions. Barkerville
Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments Within 100 Mile Community Forest - Phase 1 100 Mile Development Corporation Wildfire Risk Reduction The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is supporting three projects within the 100 Mile House Community Forest which will reduce wildfire risk in priority interface areas. This first phase assessed and identified wildfire risk and fuel break units within 1,125 hectares in areas surrounding the communities of 100 Mile House, Horse Lake, and Lone Butte. The objective has been to create a shaded fuel break which will result in a more fire resilient stand that also conserves mule deer winter range habitat and retains old growth forest characteristics. 100 Mile House
Woodlot 577 Fire Mitigation Action Plan near 100 Mile House District of 100 Mile House Wildfire Risk Reduction Wildfire fuel break construction in 100 Mile community woodlot. This project is focused on areas near and adjacent to the 99 Mile ski trails and railroad. Activities included community planning, field layout, and prescriptions for wildfire treatments. 100 Mile House
Clinton Landscape Level Fire Mitigation Clinton and District Community Forest of BC Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project will help to reduce the wildfire hazard on identified high priority areas within the Clinton Community Forest, adjacent to Clinton and surrounding rural developments. Project activities include planning, mapping, prescription development and initial treatments. Wildfire risk will be reduced through standard fuel management practices such as thinning, pruning, removal of unhealthy trees, understory burning, and encouragement of deciduous tree growth.The approach will also utilize an existing fireguard from the Elephant Hill wildfire as a control point wherever possible. Clinton
Wildfire Risk Reduction on Cariboo Woodlot Licence Cariboo Woodlot Association Wildfire Risk Reduction This project involved the Implementation of forest fuel management/wildfire risk reduction prescriptions developed under an earlier project and was coordinated by the Cariboo Woodlot Association. It involved 321.2 ha of prescribed wildfire risk reduction activities over 16 woodlots (Crown land portion only). The majority of treatments are in the wildland urban interface, with an investment made to complete wildfire threat assessments and develop the prescriptions. Williams Lake
ARM Corridor Hazard Reduction Alkali Resource Management Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction The project is to thin forests and remove fine fuels from the areas adjacent to principle roads leading in and out of Esk'etemc communities.Up to 100 m on either side of the main roads were treated in order to improve the safe evacuation of local residents in the case of a wildfire.This project follows the plan previously funded by FESBC. The project employed 2 first nations from Alkali Resource Management Ltd., and inviting surrounding first nation communities to join in on the plan to make suggestions, and have input on where there are risks threatened by any possible future wildland fires. The first nation communities that were included were: Esk’etemc, Dog Creek, Canoe Creek, and Sugar Cane.Alkali Resource Management crews were employed to undertake the forest thinning and fuel management. Alklali Lake
WLCF Landscape Level Fuel Break Williams Lake Community Forest LP Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is within the Williams Lake Community Forest and the goal is to create a landscape level fuel break to assist in protecting the City of Williams Lake. The break will be placed all along the hydro powerlines and essentially widens the break area on either side of the powerline by reducing the amount of flamable fuel in those areas. Logging debris and small diameter wood will be sent to the Williams Lake bio-energy facility. Williams Lake
Fox Mountain Fire Abatement Project Celtic Engineering Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project will involve undertaking a wildfire risk reduction treatment including a West Fraser Mills Cutting Permit and in between those blocks, crews will manually thin and prune over dense Douglas-fir stands. This project aims to reduce the fire hazard adjacent to the Williams Lake city boundaries on Fox Mountain. The area is approximately 46 ha. A prescription will be developed by West Fraser Mills including layout, GIS and professional services and will be implemented by removing fine fuels, brushing, piling, burning, spacing, etc. The project output will be 34.9 ha of treatment Williams Lake
Barkerville Historic Town Wildfire Fuel Treatment phase 2 Barkerville Historic Town & Park governed by The Barkerville Heritage Trust Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is focused on manual treatments for a wildfire fuel break along the west side of the Barkerville Historic Site as per the Barkerville Community Wildfire Protection Plan. These priorities were established jointly with BC Wildfire Service Fuel Management specialists and Quesnel Resource District staff. Activities will include manual thinning, pruning, and removal of forest floor fuels. This will result in better protection for this cultural treasure. Barkerville
Wildfire Risk Reduction on Woodlot Licence 1413, Northwest of Quesnel A.J. Waters and Associates Inc. Wildfire Risk Reduction The goal of this project was to enhance safety and reduce wildfire risk in a key transportation corridor along Blackwater Road, northwest of Quesnel BC. High hazard fuels were removed and the timber stand was thinned to provide a more fire resilient stand. A forested area north of the Blackwater Road consisted of trees that regenerated after the area was selectively logged 60 years ago. Much of this area included dead pine trees, which were removed, and the remaining stand was thinned and pruned to remove ladder fuels and create a fire-resilient stand.Forest floor fuels were piled and burned and some of the recoverable fibre was taken to a small chipping plant. Quesnel
Primary Fuel Break - Forest Grove West Fraser Mills Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is being jointly delivered by West Fraser Mills and the Canim Lake Indian Band and will result in the creation of al landscape level Fuel Break.The resultant treatment will help protect the community of Forest Grove and adjacent rural infrastructure froma Wildfire. Forest Grove
Big Bar Wildfire Risk Reduction - Phase 2 Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is focused on reducing wildfire risk in forested areas near Big Bar Lake, which is located approximately 40 kilometres west of Clinton, B.C. The areas were identified as priorities for wildfire risk mitigation by the 100 Mile House Resource District. The joint project with Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation (formerly Dog Creek Indian Band & Canoe Creek Indian Band) has provided employment for local crews for two years. Crews worked to create landscape-level fuel breaks, 100 to 300 metre-wide areas of reduced fuels by decreasing the number of trees, pruning others from the ground up to shoulder height to remove ladder fuels, and clearing ground fuels through piling and burning. The fuel break runs for several kilometres in key areas around Big Bar Lake. Future treatments such as low-intensity prescribed burns or cutting of new growth will be required in the area to ensure the objectives of the fuel break are maintained. Clinton
Anahim Fuel Break Construction - Phase 2 West Fraser Mills Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is a continuation of another related FESBC supported project. This second phase carries on and implemented the remainder of the landscape level wildfire break. The outcome is a linear barrier that serves as a baseline for wildfire protection. This line connects physical features such as roads and power lines and enables wildfire fighters to safely take a stand in the event of a large wildfire. The project employed local contractors and was lead by West Fraser Mills Ltd.West Fraser Mills did not receive any fibre from the project and all pulp logs and sawlogs were sold at market prices. Pulp was sorted and sold to West Chilcotin Forest Products to be shipped over the mountains to Bella Coola and onward to the Vancouver log market. The wildfire break can be modified and updated over time enabling a sustainable long term defense strategy for the communities of Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake. Anahim Lake
Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments Within 100 Mile Community Forest - Phase 2 100 Mile Development Corporation Wildfire Risk Reduction The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is supporting three projects within the 100 Mile House Community Forest which will reduce wildfire risk in priority interface areas. This project phase includes the development of site-specific forestry prescriptions and the implementation of various fuel management treatments. The total area to be planned and prescribed over the four-year period is estimated to be 345 hectares and operational treatments are planned for 260 hectares. Project activities include surveys, treatment prescription development, harvesting, tree thinning, pruning, and reduction of fuel loading in areas surrounding the communities of 100 Mile House, Horse Lake, and Lone Butte. 100 Mile House
Lac La Hache Wildfire Mitigation Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project focused on assessment of potential fuel management treatment options on a 15-kilometre long and 100-metre wide interface fuel management area abutting private properties alongside Highway 97 in Lac La Hache, BC. Activities also included fuel reduction treatments adjacent to Lac La Hache Provincial Park. The project area is important winter range for mule deer, so another goal of the work is to enhance habitat values while reducing wildfire risk and removing potential fuel. 100 Mile House
South Canim Lake Fuel Management Treatments adjacent to Canim Lake Indian Reserve Canim Lake Indian Band Wildfire Risk Reduction The objective of this project is to complete wildfire risk reduction treatments of priority areas adjacent to Canim Lake Indian Band and private land. Activities will include prescription development, harvesting, understory pruning and thinning, and forest floor fuel piling and burning. If feasible, the residual fibre resulting from the treatment will be utilized by secondary fibre users for bioenergy. Canim Lake
Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatment - Interface Fuel Management - 100 Mile Community Forest 100 Mile Development Corporation Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is focused on areas near and adjacent to neighbourhoods with the goal of reducing wildfire risk to homes and recreational areas. Activities include layout, prescriptions, and implementing treatments on additional areas north and south of Horse Lake. Work will also include the completion of activities in areas treated last fall. The goal is to continue to utilize the woody material removed in creating the fuel breaks as biomass, minimizing the amount of material that needs to be burned. In the initial treatment area, covered under a related project, all the pulp fibre and a significant portion of the residual waste fibre was removed and utilized. The avoidance of pile burning reduces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. 100 Mile House
Quesnel Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments - Phase 2 The City of Quesnel Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is a continuation of another related FESBC-supported project and includes planning, prescription and treatment work focused on meeting City of Quesnel Community Wildfire Protection Plan priorities. These priorities were established jointly with BC Wildfire Service fuel management specialists and Quesnel Resource District staff. Activities may include planning and prescription development, harvesting, understory pruning and thinning, and forest floor fuel piling and burning. If feasible, the residual fibre resulting from the treatment will be utilized instead of burned. Quesnel
?Esdilagh Fire Prevention & Mitigation Project Esdilagh Development Corporation Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project involved conducting wildfire risk assessments in areas adjacent to the ?Esdilagh First Nations community and a large landscape-level primary fuel break east of the community. Following the initial assessments, fuel management prescriptions were developed for the 620 ha landscape level fuel break. Alexandria
Anahim Lake Fuel Break - Phase 1 West Fraser Mills Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This is the first phase of a two part project to protect the communities of Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake. This first phase identified the priority areas where a landscape level break would assist in wildfire protection. West Fraser Mills Ltd. undertook this project with the local First Nations and engaged with BCWS to determine appropriate treatment locations. The mapping and permiting phases were complete and obtained full support from the Ministry. West Fraser Mills will not receive any fibre from this project and undertook it for the relationships with local communities. Contracts for thinning were implemented with intially selective thinning and shaded fuel breaks being the desired outcome. The project's remoteness and limited contractor resources contribued to revisions to the plan which were then implemented in Phase 2 of the project. Anahim Lake
Ground Truthing and Prescription Development Cariboo Woodlot Association Wildfire Risk Reduction This proposal involved ground truthing provincial wildfire threat data in Cariboo-Chilcotin woodlots and developing prescriptions with woodlot licensees: wildfire management, assessing burned stands to utilize wood and, if necessary, improve their condition. Prescriptions were developed from the ground truthing field data collection and a selected number of woodlot tenures adjacent to communities were then prioritized for treatments. Various
Nazko - Pine Treatment and Fire Hazard Reduction Nazko Logging Ltd. Partnership Wildfire Risk Reduction This project involved harvesting and removal of beetle damaged trees to reduce wildfire risk and reforesting the landbase to bring it back into production.A portion of the harvesting debris and small diameter wood was utilized for pulp, pellet, or bio-fuels. The avoidance of pile burning reduces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. Nazko
Borland Valley Operational Fuel Treatment Project B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This was a demonstration project for fuel management treatment and mule deer winter range habitat enhancement. The project included biomass removal and recovery of merchantable timber through machine and hand work. The treatments provided demonstration sites and examples for future treatments, wildfire hazard mitigation by reducing fuel loading through the removal of ladder and fine fuels, and enhanced walking trails. These measures also improved habitat features for mule deer. Where possible, timber was sold and residual fibre was recovered for sale in the local biomass market. 150 Mile House
Fuel Prescription Pilot - Borland Valley B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This was a demonstration project for fuel management treatment and mule deer winter range habitat enhancement. The project included biomass removal and recovery of merchantable timber through machine and hand work. The treatments provided demonstration sites and examples for future treatments, wildfire hazard mitigation by reducing fuel loading through the removal of ladder and fine fuels, and enhanced walking trails. These measures also improved habitat features for mule deer. Where possible, timber was sold and residual fibre was recovered for sale in the local biomass market. 150 Mile House
Landscape-Level Fuel Break Pilot Williams Lake Community Forest LP Wildfire Risk Reduction This project is to undertake the initial planning, prescriptions and treatments for a wildfire fuel break in the Williams Lake Community Forest. This project is harmonized with other projects also funded by FESBC. The initial areas total approximately 300 ha and involve full collaboration with BCWS, District Cariboo Chilctotin and the City of Williams Lake and it's partner, the T'exelcemc (Williams Lake Band). Initial treatments were designed for continuous improvement and feedback collection from stakeholders so that the outcomes lead to further successful work in protecting the City of Williams Lake. Williams Lake
Wildfire Mitigation - Bark Beetle Williams Lake Community Forest LP Wildfire Risk Reduction This funding supported a joint FLNRORD and local community project to helicopter salvage harvest beetle-killed Douglas-fir trees on inaccessible steep slopes. The project is adjacent to the city of Williams Lake and will reduce community wildfire risk and assist in controlling a bark beetle outbreak. Williams Lake
Fuel Reduction Treatments Adjacent to the Community of Nazko, BC Nazko Logging Ltd. Partnership Wildfire Risk Reduction The project objective was to identify and treat stands within five kilometers of the communities of Nazko and Kluskus heavily damaged by mountain pine bark beetle which resulted in significant accumulations of fuel which would create extreme fire conditions in the event of a wildfire. This fuel loading increases the wildfire risk to communities and interface areas. The work was completed in two phases including fuel management planning and prescription development, and related fuel management treatments. All work was completed on Crown forest land adjacent to the communities. After the treatment was completed, an electrical line started a fire. The treatment was effective in preventing catastrophic damage. Nazko
Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments near Nazko, BC NAZBEC Limited Partnership Wildfire Risk Reduction The focus of this project is to reduce wildfire risk on priority areas around the community of Nazko, BC. Priority treatment areas were identified jointly with BC Wildfire Service Fuel Management specialists and Quesnel Resource District staff. Activities will include planning and prescription development, harvesting, understory pruning and thinning, and forest floor fuel piling and burning. Nazko