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Mountain pine beetle: Canada's new government delivers
Date:9/7/2007

This release is also available in French.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Speaking on behalf of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, Dick Harris, Member of Parliament for CaribooPrince George, today announced that Canadas New Governments Mountain Pine Beetle Program will deliver more than $2.8 million to help communities, including First Nations, deal with public safety issues resulting from the unprecedented beetle infestation in British Columbia.

British Columbians know how wildfire can devastate communities, and theres no question the beetle has added fuel for potential fires. Dead and dying trees pose other risks as well, said M.Harris. Helping communities and First Nations reduce the risk to public safety presented by beetle-killed timber is a major objective of the Mountain Pine Beetle Program.

Of the funding announced today, $1.06 million will go toward assisting communities in beetle-affected areas with the cost of completing wildfire protection plans and implementing operations to reduce forest fuel loads in order to manage the wildfire risk. The program will be delivered in collaboration with the Union of B.C. Municipalities Strategic Wildfire Protection Program.

"New federal funding for managing wildfire risk is good news for communities in B.C.," said UBCM President Brenda Binnie. "Today's announcement will make communities in pine beetle-infested areas safer and better prepared."

First Nations communities on federal forestlands in areas hit by the infestation will also receive financial assistance to support wildfire risk assessment and forest fuel management. Canadas New Government will provide a total of $1.06 million to First Nations bands and tribal councils for these projects. This program will complement the work being done through the First Nations Forestry Council and the First Nations Emergency Serv
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Contact: Ghyslain Charron
media@nrcan.gc.ca
613-992-4447
Natural Resources Canada
Source:Eurekalert

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