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Wood Stoves and Wood Burning

wood_stove_and_firewood_200px.jpgResidential wood burning is believed to be a significant cumulative source of fine particulate matter (PM) in BC, including Prince George. Exposure to fine PM is linked to adverse human health impacts, such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems and premature death. FBC supports the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable on initiatives to help residents save fuel and reduce emissions when burning at home.

The BC Wood Stove Exchange

The Wood Stove Exchange program offers incentives to encourage British Columbians to exchange older, smoky wood-burning appliances for low-emission appliances, including gas, pellet and EPA-certified clean burning wood stoves or inserts. This program is jointly sponsored by the Province of BC and industry.

Prince George is a participating community. The Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable has administered the program for several years, with support from FBC's Upper Fraser office. The 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 provincial woodstove exchange program in Prince George were very popular.

Watch for details of the 2014-2015 Wood Stove Exchange program on the PGAIR website.

Firewood Storage and Cleaner Burning

PGAIR, through FBC’s Upper Fraser office, has tips to help homeowners achieve greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions:burn_it_clean_burnie_190px.png

  • Burn it Clean! Techniques to run wood-burning appliances at maximum efficiency.
  • Firewood Storage: Effective ways to dry and store firewood for cleaner burning.

Check it out at PGAIR!

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351