The CNC Research Forest Society (CNCRFS) is looking to the communities that CNC serves for an environmentally focused project to support through its heritage fund.
Individuals, businesses, community groups, First Nations communities, government agencies or secondary and post-secondary schools in the areas around Prince George, Bear Lake, McLeod Lake, Mackenzie, Quesnel, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Burns Lake can apply. for these funds.
The Company is looking for heritage projects focused on improving the environment, education and awareness programs on renewable natural resources, improving outdoor recreation or social and environmental commitment to people. local communities.
Up to $ 50,000 is on the table for the successful project, which will be chosen in spring 2022.
“The CNC Research Forest was founded on the principles of providing new research and learning opportunities for CNC natural resources and forestry students,” said Tara Szerencsi, vice president of finance and services. of the CNC.
“This legacy fund extends the benefits of the Experimental Forest as we observe the development and growth of projects with long-term community impact. “
In March 2020, the CNCRFS awarded its first Legacy Fund Grants, valued at $ 45,000 each, to the Young Rainbow Warriors Society for the expansion of their Forest Food Park and Cultural Center near Burns Lake and to the District of Mackenzie for the development of a 10-kilometer connection between community trails and recreational facilities on the highway within the Mackenzie.
“It was inspiring to see so many creative minds focusing on the environment to improve their communities. We hope to continue the momentum and look forward to supporting another project, ”said Carl Pollard, forestry director of CNC Research.
Applications are available on the CNC’s website and the deadline for submitting applications is January 12, 2022.