By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THE NELSON DAILY Nearly $1 million will be injected into the local economy through a provincial program aimed at reducing wildfire risk in the communities around Nelson. The province will be offering cash to fund five West Kootenay projects to not only reduce wildfire risk but also to enhance wildlife habitat, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from slash pile burning and foster the development of forest recreation and ecological resiliency. The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) has earmarked three projects near Kaslo, one in the Slocan Valley and another in the forest near Harrop-Procter, and 22 across the province, as part of the West Kootenay wing of the project. The projects from FESBC, a Crown agency established in 2016 to advance the
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