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Over $50 million in forest projects happening in the Cariboo

Close to $52 million has been spent in the Cariboo region by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC).

The money is apart of the FESBC 2020 Accomplishments Report with close to 40 projects in the Cariboo listed.

A total of 39 projects in the Cariboo are apart of the 250 projects valued at $233 million. The projects deal with fibre recovery, forest carbon, wildlife habit enhancement, stand rehabilitation, and wildfire risk reduction.

The 250 projects have created 2,124 full-time jobs, with close to 450 of those happening in the Cariboo region.

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The goals of the projects are to prevent and mitigate the impact of wildfires, improve damaged or low-value forests through rehabilitation, improve habitat for wildlife, support the enhanced use of wood waste from damaged and low-value forests, and treat forests to improve the management of greenhouse gases to help fight climate change.

For a look at all 39 projects happening in the Cariboo and the full report click here.

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