Minister Wilkinson Awards Funding to CCR for Planting 9.3 Million Trees in Interior B.C.
CHILCOTIN, BC, Nov. 21, 2022 /CNW/ - Wildfires are becoming more severe and frequent as the result of climate change. They impact our health through air pollution while devastating the environment, including through habitat loss. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting reforestation in British Columbia and across the country. Restoring forests will help sequester carbon to fight climate change while delivering clean air, supporting biodiversity and creating sustainable jobs.
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That's why today the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a contribution of over $10 million to Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. through the 2 Billion Trees program, which aims to motivate and support new tree-planting projects.
In partnership with the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, Central Chilcotin Ltd is leading a large-scale tree-planting project in British Columbia – the Wildfire/Mountain Pine Beetle Reforestation and Habitat Restoration.