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Funding Opportunity: Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program

Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) is a $100M, four-year NRCan Program. The objective of IFIT is to invest in innovative technologies to support a more diversified, higher-value product mix in the forest sector. These products include bioenergy, biomaterials, biochemicals, and next generation building products. 

For further information regarding this call for proposals please click on the links. The closing date for this program is September 17, 2010, with a second call for proposals in the spring of 2011.

IFIT Program

IFIT Application Page

First Nations Emergency Services Society

First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) is dedicated to building capacity within First Nations communities by increasing the safety, security and well being of First Nations people throughout the province of British Columbia. Their mission is to assist First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities by providing programs, services and related training and education.

The Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) project is a joint initiative of the BC Forestry Service, FNESS, and Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

The MPB project’s mandate is to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), and Fuel Management on reserve lands in British Columbia.

Within this program, there is the First Nations' Mountain Pine Beetle Element (FNBE). There are four primary objectives:

  1. Assist First Nations with a fuel management treatment program to control and reduce the spread of MPB on reserves
  2. Assist First Nations to restore and rehabilitate reserve forestlands affected by MPB
  3. Enhance First Nations capacity in MPB management and control
  4. Promote First Nations involvement in MPB management and rehabilitation efforts

For a funding application form, check out the FNESS website.