No Fuel for the Fire...RDCK resumes fuel treatment

The RDCK will resume operational fuel treatments the first week of March to mitigate the risk of wildfire.

The Chatfield Road project in Crescent Valley is a 13 hectare project on Crown land. Access to the area will be restricted to enable crews to work safely. Closure signs will be in place.

The 13.7 hectare Morning Mountain regional park will also be treated. As this is a popular mountain biking area, trails will close on February 29th to allow crews to begin work on March 1st. Crews will work as quickly as possible to limit the time the trails are closed.

Crews will cut small understory trees, prune taller trees, and clean up woody debris from the forest floor. These measures will reduce the amount of fuel available and limit the possibility of forest fires reaching residences, infrastructure and other assets.

Fuel treatments are shown to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic wildfire while improving forest health. Such treatments are part of the RDCK community wildfire protection planning and are funded through the Union of British Columbia Strategic Wildfire Prevention Program, local RDCK Directors, and the Columbia Basin Trust.

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For further information, please contact:
Noreen Clayton
RDCK Emergency Program Coordinator
(250) 354-5343

The content on this page was last updated February 26 2016 at 11:25 AM