- Williams Lake Tribune
How local British Columbians are driving change in B.C.’s forests
Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) executive director Steve Kozuki wrote a column for National Forest Week for Williams Lake Tribune, and talked about the increasing involvement of Indigenous peoples.
Photo Credit: Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC)
People who live, work, and play in B.C.’s forests are terrific. They have enthusiastically stepped forward with great ideas to enhance our forests and then collaborated to deliver on those innovative projects. Since the inception of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) in 2016, about $260 million has been put in the hands of local people to do fantastic work in our forests.
The diversity of organizations with a passion for forestry in B.C. is a tremendous strength and an incredible source of innovation. The types of organizations collaborating to deliver forest enhancement projects now range from Indigenous peoples, community forests, grassroots community associations, municipalities, regional districts, woodlots, the Ministry of Forests, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, contractors, and forest consultants, in addition to commercial forest companies big and small.