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FESBC October 2021 Newsletter
Thank you for opening our October 2021 FESBC newsletter and a big welcome to our new subscribers.

We have developed this monthly newsletter to curate the good news stories we share throughout the province featuring FESBC-funded projects which are generating excellent economic, social, and environmental benefits. Stories are shared in collaboration with our project partners to highlight the exceptional work happening in our forests to reduce wildfire risk, enhance wildlife habitat, take action on climate change, and more. Our projects are featured in local, provincial, national and international publications which helps earn public support for the exceptional forest enhancement work throughout our province.

In this month's newsletter, learn about:
  • The NEW Climate Change Heroes brochure
  • Funding from BCAA to support FireSmart efforts
  • A "jewel" of a project in the Kootenay Boundary region
  • A collaborative project with the Taan People to create spaces for wildlife
  • The community of Logan Lake and their success in protecting their citizens
  • Three projects in the 100 Mile area to reduce wildfire risk in priority interface areas
FESBC helps government reduce greenhouse gas emissions and wildfire risk while generating green energy, enhancing fibre utilization, and building new economic opportunities for all British Columbians, including many indigenous peoples and those living in rural communities. Thank you for reading our newsletter. We are always keen to help keep you engaged, informed, and educated!


Steven F Kozuki
Executive Director | FESBC 

 
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Good News Stories from Throughout the Province

Nature Based Forestry Solutions Take Action on Climate Change


Over the past five years, the Forest Enhancement Society of BC has funded 269 projects across the province of British Columbia. We’ve had over 86 projects which have either been led by First Nations or had significant First Nations involvement. Projects have recovered 80,000 truckloads of wood fibre which may have otherwise been burned, and enhanced the utilization of that fibre. Additionally, projects have sequestered or avoided 5.3 million tonnes of CO2e which is like taking 1.1 million cars off of the road for one year. We invite you to learn more by reading the online brochure and watching the video.

Read our Online #ClimateChangeHeroes Brochure
Watch the #ClimateChangeHeroes Video
BCAA, FESBC & FireSmart BC have teamed up to provide free resources to help B.C. residents increase their property’s resiliency to wildfire. Thank you BCAA for donating over $17,000 through their employee giving initiative. LEARN MORE
Midway: Wildfire Risk Has Been Reduced to Protect Kootenay "Jewel"

“This project has been very collaborative from the start. We have consulted with our First Nations partners from the Osoyoos Indian Band who did initial field visits and supplied crews to do some of the hand treatments. We have connected with leaders from the Jewel Lake Environmental Protection Society, BC Parks, and Vaagen Fibre Canada. This project has shown how when we engage various groups, we get some of the best ideas coming forward in how to work together. We are appreciative of FESBC for the grant which got this project going in the first place.”
Ross Elliot, Director
West Boundary Community Forest
Read the Full Story
Haida Gwaii: Taan People Create Spaces for Wildlife

“Without the FESBC funding we wouldn’t have been able to do the work we’ve done so far and start an initiative for more restoration work. It’s significant towards reconciliation with the Nation and to restoring areas impacted by war-effort and pre-Forest Practices code logging.”
Jeff Mosher, RPF,
Chief Forester, Taan Forest
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Logan Lake: Wildfire Steered Away From Town

"The challenge in front of us is there is so much more to do, and with the fire seasons we're seeing now, we need to be thinking at a landscape level - and all communities should be thinking at a landscape level."
Garnet Mierau , RPF
Logan Lake Community Forest
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100 Mile House: A Message from the Mayor

Excerpt: District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall added: "the District has been preparing for future fire events by undertaking fuel mitigation projects – harvesting, tree thinning, pruning and reduction of fuel loading – around 100 Mile House, Horse Lake and Lone Butte, thanks to funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC."
Read the Full Story
Media Round Up
Here is a collection of additional news stories on FESBC projects and partners:
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