- $60 million to the Government of Alberta for forest management and research
- $6.9 million to Parks Canada to mitigate mountain pine beetle impacts, including wildfire risks in the Rocky Mountain National Parks
- $1.5 million to Natural Resources Canada to enhance its core research program
Wood product companies quickly spoke out in support.
"The Government of Canada is to be commended for its action on mountain pine beetle," said Jason Krips, President and CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association. "The beetle is a threat to the environment and jobs in Alberta and throughout Canada . This funding will support work to mitigate the beetle's spread and maintain healthy forests."
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