NOW ACCEPTING Applications for Funding

NOW ACCEPTING Applications for Funding

West Boundary Community Forest would like to inform non-profit societies in the West Boundary area that we have limited funding available for your specific project or event planned for 2019.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? West Boundary area schools, and non profit societies that are located in or provide a service within the West Boundary area that benefit the local residents and public. Especially those groups involved with youths, seniors, education, minor sports, public recreation and possibly a local group that is putting on an event that is open to the public. We will not provide funding for political or religious activities or for funding required for maintenance of a society (start up cost, fees, administration costs etc.).

May Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction And Forest Health Improvement Project

West Boundary Community Forest is conducting a fuel-reduction project in the May Creek area.

Lodgepole pine and blowdown will be removed to mitigate the risk of a large-scale fire as well as provide access to fire crews in the future.

The northern section of the permit will focus on the removal of trees infected with mistletoe, root rot, and pine beetle. Thinning will provide the growing space for healthy trees to thrive and the understory to rejuvenate. Most of the harvesting will occur during the late Fall/Winter months and final cleanup will take place in late Spring 2019.

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ANNUAL WBCF UPDATE, Wed, Dec 5, 2018

The annual WBCF Community Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 5 at McArthur Centre in Greenwood. Residents of West Boundary, as well as RDKB Area E Director, Vicki Gee, and local media attended to hear from the Board of Directors and the Manager of the Community Forest, Dan Macmaster, Registered Professional Forester, (RPF).

The presentation included information about forest operations completed this year, as well as current and future permits. In addition, Dan Macmaster outlined two grant applications to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) which, if successful, will help to fund wildfire mitigation projects in the Jewel Lake and May Creek areas of WBCF.

Ross Elliott, Board Secretary outlined the governance structure, and provided financials including shareholder dividends, and disbursements in the form of grants and scholarships.

Attendees were invited to ask questions and provide their feedback. They also received a visual tour of the new website and Facebook page, and were invited to check in regularly and also share their feedback via posts, comments, email and phone. The purpose of the website and Facebook page is to provide the Board and Community Forest Manager with increased opportunity to engage with stakeholders, and broader access for residents to share feedback and seek information.

Click the link to view the PDF of the December 2018 Presentation to Community Members