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Association Projects

The FBCWA and WPDC acknowledge the importance of providing Woodlot Associations with the support necessary to develop and deliver projects of importance to their members.  The following Request for Funding form and accompanying Budget Worksheet can be used to apply for financial and administrative support for proposed projects.

Association Projects – Request for Funding form

Association Project_Budget worksheet

Contact if support is needed to develop project plans and/or complete a Request for Funding and budget worksheet.


The FBCWA has supported education through scholarships since 2001. Initially there was only one scholarship for $500. Since 2014 two scholarships have been awarded, one for $2000 and one for $1000. Students related to a woodlot licensee and/or private forest land owner or students who have no family connection and are sponsored by a woodlot licensee, and are attending post-secondary education, are eligible for these awards. Preference is given to a student entering a forestry-related program and awards are based on the evaluation of an essay submitted by applicants. The scholarship is funded by monies raised each year at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting via a silent auction of items donated by woodlot associations, licensees, private forest landowners and other forestry organizations.

The 2023 Scholarship application will be available summer 2023.

Minister’s Awards

The Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations awards are for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management. Annually one woodlot licensee from the Coast, Southern Interior and Northern Interior Regions will be recognized and awarded $2500.00. Of those three, the top performer will be selected and awarded an additional $1000 – $2500. Licensees are invited to apply for the Minister’s Awards and a woodlot licensee may also be nominated by a woodlot association, another licensee, an individual, Ministry of FLNRO or the Federation. The award is subject to funding availability.

The application intake for the next award has not been announced at this time.

WPDC Projects

Funding through the WPDC is available for projects not included in the joint work plan with the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations (FBCWA). Eligible proponents must be one of the following: Woodlot Licensee, Woodlot Association, WPDC Board of Directors or FBCWA Board of Directors.

Extraordinary Project Proposals

Funding amount allotted for the fiscal year is $100,000. In the event of competing proposals, the Board will assign the highest priority to Provincial projects that benefit the most woodlot licensees, a medium priority for regional and a lower priority for association level projects.

Extraordinary Project Application Evaluation Criteria Oct 5 2017

Extraordinary Project Proposal Application FILLABLE Jan 1, 2020

Special Project Proposals

WPDC Project Proposal Policy 13.10.2015

WPDC Project Proposal Application

For more information, contact WPDC Coordinator Cathy McClary.

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