The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is pleased to announce that it was named a finalist for the 2023 BC Cleantech Funder of the Year award by Foresight Canada.
“We are thrilled to be nominated for the Funder of the Year award,” said Dave Peterson, Board Chair of FESBC. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work of forest workers and communities from all across British Columbia who are helping to implement real-world climate change solutions on the ground.”
The BC Cleantech Awards recognize organizations and thought leaders throughout the province’s cleantech ecosystem who are making an impact in everything cleantech. The Funder of the Year category recognizes organizations that have provided the most support to the BC cleantech ecosystem through financial investments, mentorship, and/or resources.
“We feel honored to be named a finalist for the Funder of the Year category alongside an impressive line up of other organizations,” Peterson added. “Our commitment to the province’s climate change goals is unwavering, and we are proud to be part of such an innovative community.”
FESBC is a not-for-profit society that funds forest enhancement projects ranging from wildfire risk reduction and wildlife habitat enhancement, to enhanced utilization of waste wood fibre and replanting trees after devastating natural disasters. FESBC has supported 305 projects across the province with an investment of $261 million in funding to date. Through these projects, FESBC funding has been able to make significant contributions toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing wildlife habitats, utilizing fibre from damaged and low-value forests, and supporting the development of the bioenergy sector. The portfolio of projects is very strategic in that they accelerate the expansion of the bioeconomy and bequeath a legacy of healthy and resilient forests to future generations of British Columbians. The province’s most recent funding announcement of $50 million will enable forest workers and communities to continue this important work.
For more information about FESBC, please visit: https://www.fesbc.ca/.