Integrated Investment

The Government of British Columbia and its funding program partners (as identified in the Integrated Investment Plans listed below) are collectively investing over $100 million per year in the management and protection of B.C.’s public forests and land base. The integrated investment planning process seeks to identify priority forest and land-based investment opportunities and link them with potential funding sources. The Integrated Investment goal is to focus investment on land manager priorities and serve multiple purposes with each dollar invested.

Each of the ministry’s eight administrative regions will articulate investment priorities through their Integrated Investment Plans. These regional plans are in various stages of development and will be posted here as they are finalized and updated.  The plans communicate ministry priorities for investment and funders will refer to these plans, when available, during their assessment of project proposals, to see how projects compare to the land manager’s priorities.  Accordingly, potential project proponents who have interest in submitting applications to the funders should refer to the Integrated Investment Plans to frame and guide their proposals.  Nevertheless, the absence of a priority or project concept in the plan would not preclude it from being supported and/or funded, as the Ministry encourages innovation.

The Integrated Investment Plans are developed by the Integrated Investment Specialist, who work to coordinate investments on the land base, seek to link project proponents with potential funders but rarely fund projects directly.  Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Integrated Investment Specialist in their region with questions about regional priorities or if/when exploring project ideas of their own.

Integrated Investment Specialist by Area/Region

Northeast Region
Carmela Arevalo
Integrated Investment Specialist
250 787-3481

Omineca Region
Mike McLachlan
Integrated Investment Specialist
778 693-3002

Skeena Region
Jason Northcott
Integrated Investment Specialist
250 847-7699 

Cariboo Region​
Nicole Strand
Integrated Investment Specialist
Phone:  250-985-0063

Kootenay Boundary Region​
Genevieve Lachance, RFP
Integrated Investment Specialist
Phone:  250 825-1147 or cell 250 551-2433 

Thompson-Okanagan Region
Danya Leduc
Integrated Investment Specialist
Phone:  250 371-3736

South Coast Region 
Aaron Smeeth
Integrated Investment Specialist
Phone: 778 647-2002

West Coast Region
Ritchard LaBoucane
Forest Stewardship Section Head
Phone: 250 739-8706


Area/Region Integrated Investment Plans
(Plans will be posted as they become available)