The Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition is calling for projects that address the impact of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in the region.
According to CCBAC, projects eligible for funding must facilitate economic growth and diversification in the region and help mitigate the pine beetle economic impacts.
Projects will be evaluated based on a defined selection criteria and those that support social development and environmental sustainability are encouraged. Partnerships with regional stakeholders such as First Nations, local government and the private sector have been identified as important.
CCBAC recently received $3 million over three years from the provincial government; the organization has also recently completed a three-year operational plan.
In addition to providing leadership in the development and implementation of projects, CCBAC will focus on general oversight of its mountain pine beetle mitigation and sector strategies; monitoring and reporting on the continued impacts of the mountain pine beetle on communities; encourage economic, social and sustainable development, and communicate CCBAC’s mission to all stakeholders.
For more information visit www.c-cbac.com