Call for 2024 Project Funding Proposals – We’ve Expanded Our Program!

Call for 2024 Project Funding Proposals – We’ve Expanded Our Program!

Want to help enhance the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest or have a project idea that would benefit the communities of McLeod Lake and Mackenzie?

The call for year 2024 project funding proposals is now OPEN!

We now have 2 funding streams!

The MLMCF Tenure Enhancement Stream supports research, physical works, and other applied projects that:

  1. Are relevant to and enhance the Community Forest area; and
  2. Support sound environmental and cultural stewardship, social values, and economic growth.

The MLMCF Community Benefits Stream supports local projects and services that:

  1. Benefit the communities of McLeod Lake Indian Band and Mackenzie.

How to apply

  1. Read the MLMCF funding policy (link below) and familiarize yourself with the MLMCF tenure area map (link below) to ensure your proposal will meet the project eligibility criteria.
  2. Download the application form (link below) to your computer. Using Adobe Reader, fill in your answers to the questions and then save the completed PDF form.
  3. Refer to the evaluation criteria / application ranking tool (link below) to understand how your application will be reviewed and scored.
  4. Submit your completed application and any relevant attachments to the MLMCF before the deadline: 4 pm March 31 2024.

Project eligibility criteria

>>Download the MLMCF funding policy

>>Download an overview map of the 5 MLMCF tenure units

Application form

>> Download the Tenure Enhancement application form

>> Download the Community Benefits application form

>> Download the project evaluation criteria / application ranking tool

Completing the application form

Download and save the application form to your computer. Using Adobe Reader (available as a free download), fill in your answers to the questions. Save the PDF form occasionally as you work through the application.

*Please ensure that the application form is downloaded and saved to your computer desktop prior to entering any information. If opened and completed within your internet browser, any information entered will not be saved.

>> Link to Adobe Reader download site

Getting technical help with the application form

Having trouble downloading or typing and saving in the application form? Send your technical questions to admin@mlmcf.ca

Submitting your application

Completed funding applications (with all attachments) must be received by McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest no later than 4:00 pm on March 31 2024

Late applications will not be considered.

How to Submit Your Application

Email to: generalmanager@mlmcf.ca and admin@mlmcf.ca

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Mail to:  MCLEOD LAKE MACKENZIE COMMUNITY FOREST, PO BOX 579, MACKENZIE BC, V0J 2C0

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Deliver to:  MLMCF Office, Suite 127 in the Commercial Wing of the Mackenzie Mall  You can drop your application in the mail slot if the office is closed.

Notification of results

The MLMCF Board of Directors is planning to provide notification of funding decisions to all applicants by May 1, 2024.

Public announcements of funding decisions will be made at the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show in early May 2024.

Questions?

Contact Admin Assistant Cherri Carlson by email admin@mlmcf.ca or General Manager Dan Boulianne by email  generalmanager@mlmcf.ca  or call 250-997-8155.

Or visit the MLMCF office at Suite 127 in the Commercial Wing of the Mackenzie Mall .

BC Community Forest Indicators Report (2020) Released

BC Community Forest Indicators Report (2020) Released
The BC Community Forest Association is pleased to share the 2020 Community Forest Indicators Report. The Indicators Report, now in its 6th year, contains analysis of 18 different areas where community forests deliver economic, social, cultural, and environmental benefits to their rural and Indigenous communities and to the Province.

Along with the quantitative information, the report is filled with stories and photos that further demonstrate the importance of community forests to the sustainable future of these communities and the land that surrounds them.
“Community forests are showing British Columbians that forest management can be much more than timber harvesting and the economic bottom line. By supporting the success of existing community forests and by investing in the creation of more and larger community forests, the Province can solve multiple problems. The time is now to empower communities to become true partners in modern, collaborative, and sustainable land management,” said Jennifer Gunter, Executive Director of the BCCFA.
Thirty-two community forests participated in the 2019/2020 survey, providing data from their last reporting year, specific to their operations. This sample represents 73 percent of the operating community forests in the BCCFA. Most are small rural communities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, with an average population of 3,965.

Community forests are creating more jobs in rural communities. This year’s results show that community forests are creating 85% more jobs/ m3 than the industry average in their forestry, logging and support services.

They operate in sensitive areas and are reliably supplying logs to both major processing facilities and small manufacturers.

They are generating economic activity, while contributing to local projects. 

With community forests located primarily in the land surrounding communities, they are acting on the urgent need to manage these areas to adapt to climate change and mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

This year’s results show a tripling of the community forests’ own investments in wildfire management –  evidence of the leadership role that community forests are playing. They are managing for ecosystem resilience and investing in forest stewardship, above and beyond legal requirements.

Read the 2020 BCCFA Community Forest Indicators Report.

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 20

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 20

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will continue with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower. Hauling of materials to processing plants will be ongoing for the week as well.

Extraction of debris and forwarding to landing is planned for later in the week at the Hydro Substation Block, A1.

Treatment will continue along Hwy 39 in TU 25 (Approx. 3km north of railway crossing). Crew and equipment will be working there.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

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Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 13

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 13

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will continue with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower.

No activities planned for the Hydro Substation Block, A1, for the week.

Treatment will continue along Hwy 39 in TU 25 (Approx. 3km north of railway crossing). Crew and equipment will be working there. Small debris pile burning to stop on the 14th.  Mechanical operations to start night shift Wednesday night.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

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Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 6

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of April 6

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will continue with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower.

No activities planned for the Hydro Substation Block, A1, for the week.

Treatment will continue along Hwy 39 in TU 25 (Approx. 3km north of railway crossing). Crew and equipment will be working there.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

WILDFIRE PROTECTION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY RESPONSE
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Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 30

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 30

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will resume Wednesday with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower.

No activities planned for the Hydro Substation Block, A1, for the week.

Treatment has started along Hwy 39 in TU 25 (Approx. 3km north of railway crossing). Crew and equipment will be working there.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

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Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 9

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 9

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will resume with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower.  Later in the week there will also be loading and hauling of wood from the landing area.  Access will be kept open for the staff to access Little Mac but please ask operators to use caution when approaching intersections.

No activities planned for the  Hydro Substation Block, A1, for the week.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

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Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 2

Wildfire Fuel Treatment Update for the Week of March 2

Fuel treatment works for the John Dahl park area will resume with equipment working to extract and forward debris from the treatment areas to the landing by the distribution house below the water tower.  Access will be kept open for the staff to access Little Mac but please ask operators to use caution when approaching intersections.

Loading and hauling of timber and debris for Hydro Substation Block, A1, will continue for the week.

Weekly updates are posted to our website (www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires), broadcast by CHMM 103.5 FM radio station, and shared via our Facebook page (@mwac.wildfires).

Download a PDF copy of this update


Ian LeBlanc, Wildfire Projects Coordinator  wpc@mlmcf.ca   250.640.6287  www.mlmcf.ca/wildfires    

The Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee (MWAC) is a partnership of the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, District of Mackenzie, McLeod Lake Indian Band, BC Wildfire Service, industry, and stakeholders. We work together to advance and coordinate wildfire protection strategies at the local and landscape levels.

WILDFIRE PROTECTION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Are you FireSmart?    Are you informed?   Are you prepared?
Learn MoreLearn MoreLearn More
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