Announcement on Project Funding Criteria and Timelines
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The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has released information on the
Project Planning Process and Selection Criteria 


The attached document provides details on the project planning process and the selection criteria for the new Forest Enhancement Program. link to the document

FLRNO Districts and Regions will play a central role in the Forest Enhancement Program. When considering participation in the program, eligible parties should seek input and support from District staff, who have local knowledge about areas requiring wildfire risk reduction/mitigation, the rehabilitation needs of fire damaged or low value stands, and wildlife habitat enhancement priorities.

Because of the obvious time constraints for 2016, the Board will be open to considering District supported, high priority projects that are shovel-ready (or will be with minimal effort), are deemed by District staff to meet the FESBC project selection criteria, and have strong assurance of expeditious startup during 2016.
NOTE for 2016 Projects
The timeline is short!  Community forests with shovel ready projects that meet the funding criteria should contact their FLRNO District immediately.Latest submission date for receipt of the prioritized District/Regional project lists to FESBC is August 19, 2016

Project Criteria
The  FESBC Board will place a high priority on proposed projects that satisfying multiple selection criteria (see attached for full details):

  1. Wildfire risk reduction/mitigation

  2. Wildlife habitat enhancement

  3. Rehabilitation of fire damaged or low value stands, particularly MPB killed stands that will not be salvaged through existing licences

  4. Recovery of fibre (lumber, pulp, pellets, energy, etc.)

  5. Opportunities to attain carbon benefits

  6. Opportunities to combine FESBC funding on the provincial Crown land base with other funding sources

  7. Community/First Nation government support as indicated through the project consultation process.

  8. Value-for-money in achieving all of the above

  9. Especially for 2016, projects more fully prepared for expeditious start-up and delivery are strongly preferred.

Contact your FLRNO District for details
about your submission deadline and the proposal requirements.

NOTE for 2017 Projects
The ‘first’ submission date for receipt of the collated prioritized District/Regional project lists to FESBC is: NOVEMBER 4th, 2016. It is anticipated that there will be additional opportunities to submit potential 2017 projects once the initial intake has been assessed.


For additional information or questions, please contact
Greg Anderson, FESBC Executive Director;

Jennifer Gunter, Executive Director
BC Community Forest Association
130 Government Street
Victoria BC  V8V 2K7
Phone: 250 384-4110

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