Fibre Utilization Funding Program

By mmuise

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is now accepting applications to fund projects that encourage diversity and innovation by the forest sector to utilize uneconomical residual fibre located on provincial crown land. FESBC is committed to fund projects that increase residual fibre utilization by non-lumber producing facilities, utilize fibre from fire and insect damaged stands and minimize emissions associated with open burning.

Comments on Funding:


Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must be any of the following:

  • First Nations (bands, Treaty First Nations and Indigenous Governments with authority for
    lands and resources) in BC;
  • Companies owned in full or in part by First Nation governments or Indigenous
  • Small area-based tenures including:
    a) Community Forest Agreement holders;
    b) Woodlot Licensees;
  • Forest tenure holders, fibre suppliers or purchasers of non-sawlog fibre that do not own or
    control a primary forest product manufacturing facility (as determined by Ministry of
  • Ministry of Forests and other provincial agencies;
  • Local governments (municipalities or regional districts);
  • Ineligible Applicants: Companies who manufacture dimensional softwood lumber.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Applications will continue to be accepted and evaluated if funds are available.

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