Deadline Extended - NEEF is Seeking a Public Board Member
OCTOBER 18, 2023

The Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Society (NEEF) is seeking a public member to join its Board of Directors for a two-year term. 

UNBC research group launches third phase of Nechako River Basin study

A group of researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia has secured $800,000 in funding to continue exploring important issues surrounding the Nechako River basin.

The Integrated Watershed Research Group (IWRG) of UNBC has received a $400,000 grant from the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF) and another $400,000 in matching funds from other sources for Phase 3 of an interdisciplinary research project that began in 2014. 

NEEF Application Process Changes
AUGUST 9, 2023

NEEF announces two changes to the application process.

Applications will now be accepted on a deadline basis. There will be one in-take period each year.

Amendment to Decisions for Allocation of Funds
FEBRUARY 19, 2020

The Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF) is a fund that was established as part of the BC/Alcan 1997 Agreement between the province of BC and Rio Tinto.  As part of the agreement, Rio Tinto will contribute up to $50 million to the NEEF, on a matching dollar basis.

JUNE 14, 2017

$50,000,000 to enhance the environment of the Nechako River watershed.

Information Bulletin #7
OCTOBER 3, 2014

Summary of Activities

Since the release of its report in September 2012 the Management Committee has committed a total of $4.5 million towards environmental enhancement in the Nechako watershed through three projects.


Information Bulletin #6
SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

NEEF Report Finalised and Available

Since the mid-May release of Information Bulleting #5 and subsequent public and stakeholder meetings in Vanderhoof at the end of May (2012) the NEEF Management Committee has finished its consultation process and with all of the input received has now finalized its report.

Information Bulletin #5
MAY 22, 2012

Phase 3 - Confirmation

The NEEF Management Committee invites you to its next public meeting on May 31 (2012) at 7:00 PM in the Seniors Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. 

Information Bulletin #4
MARCH 19, 2012

Phase 2 -Consultation - We Want Your Input!

The NEEF Management Committee invites you to its next public meeting and workshop on March 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof.

Information Bulletin #3
FEBRUARY 1, 2012

NEEF Management Committee Background and Look Forward

As the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Management Committee (NEEF MC) we met with many people in the Nechako Watershed region during the past month to discuss our work. Through those meetings it came to our attention that there is a need for us to clarify details about the fund and the context in which we as a committee are proceeding.

Information Bulletin #2
JANUARY 1, 2012

NEEF MC Convened to Reconsider Decision

In 2011 BC and Rio Tinto Alcan agreed that, based on the information now available regarding the cost and benefit of a water release facility, the decisions of the previous NEEF Management Committee should be reconsidered.

Information Bulletin #1
DECEMBER 1, 2011

Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Management Committee Convened To Reconsider Best Use Of The Fund

As part of an agreement between the Province and Alcan (BC/Alcan 1997 Agreement) Rio Tinto Alcan agreed to contribute up to $50 million to the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF).