Sponsor Organization: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and First Nation Emergency Services Society

Description

Joint INAC and FNESS presentation on the Forest Fuel Management Program. The objective of this program is to introduce First Nations communities to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) program and the resources and assistance to guide them through the process of completing CWPP’s. A CWPP assesses the risk of wildfire in the interface areas, where the community and the forests meet, and recommend mitigation activities to improve community safety.

Participants will Learn

  • What the Forest Fuel Management Program is
  • How to access funds for the plan development and
  • How INAC can support your community is obtaining the necessary permits for forest fuel treatment.

Presenters

Jeff Eustache
FNESS, Manager Forest Fuel Management
Sheldon Gagne
Natural Resource Specialists, Indigenous Services
Kathleen Kerr
Natural Resource Specialists, Indigenous Services