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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

First Nations work together to increase wood-fibre use

Media Contacts

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Media Relations
250 213-8172

Aleece Laird

Communications Liaison
Forest Enhancement Society of BC
communications@fesbc.ca
250 574-0221

Media Contacts

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Media Relations
250 213-8172

Aleece Laird

Communications Liaison
Forest Enhancement Society of BC
communications@fesbc.ca
250 574-0221

Backgrounders

Facts about FESBC
  • The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), a Crown agency, was established in 2016 to advance environmental and resource stewardship of the province’s forests by:
    • preventing and mitigating the impact of wildfires;
    • improving damaged or low-value forests;
    • improving habitat for wildlife;
    • supporting the use of fibre from damaged and low-value forests; and
    • treating forests to improve the management of greenhouse gases.
  • The B.C. government has invested $235 million in FESBC. About $233 million allocated as of Aug. 6, 2020, for wildfire risk reduction, reforestation, forest rehabilitation, wildlife habitat restoration and raising awareness of the FireSmart program.