The ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program is managed by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). Grant administration is provided by FNESS with provision of funding by ISC. The initiative supports First Nations communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface. The program has been expanded this year to include areas that were previously excluded from consideration. The 2018 general requirement that fuel management projects of up to $57,690 with a 10% community contribution, be restricted to areas with High-to-Extreme fuel hazard remains in effect. In addition, Fire Smart activity projects of up to $25,000 with a 10% community contribution will be considered in areas of Moderate fuel hazard, including but not limited to community and CP lands (with land owner authorization).
For more information about the program, please contact:
Forest Fuel Management Department
First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS)
A274 Halston Road, Kamloops, V2H 1P7
P: 250-377-7600 or Toll Free: 1-888-388-4431 or F: 250-377-7610