Funding bolsters Yukon First Nations-led wildfire risk reduction
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June 7, 2023, Yukon – The Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada are partnering to enhance community wildfire prevention across the territory.
This includes a new $700,000 investment from the federal government towards Yukon First Nations-led FireSmart projects delivered through Indigenous Services Canada’s Emergency Management Assistance Program.
Yukon is contributing $850,000 towards FireSmart initiatives as part of its annual budget. This funding, delivered through the Department of Community Services’ Wildland Fire Management branch, supports local projects that remove and reduce forest fuels like trees and deadfall from greenbelts and undeveloped natural growth areas.
The combined $1.55 million will support 32 locally-driven projects throughout the Yukon in 2023.
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