Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House - Tuesday, May 7

NELSON & AREA WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION

BC PARKS, REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY, AND CITY OF NELSON

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE!

The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction partnership invites the public to join us for a public open house. This is an opportunity for you to participate in the conversation around wildfire threat to our communities.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:00 to 8:00pm
Where: The Banquet Room, Adventure Hotel, 616 Vernon Street, Nelson

Refreshments will be provided. Family-friendly. Everyone is welcome.

What it’s all about:
This open house will provide opportunities for residents to engage directly with staff and elected representatives from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), City of Nelson and BC Parks to better understand:

1. The wildfire risk within and adjacent to our communities;
2. Activities currently underway to reduce this wildfire risk; and
3. What residents can do to reduce the risk of wildfire on their properties.

What’s been happening:
The RDCK and the City of Nelson have updated their Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) that provide Nelson and RDCK communities with information and guidance to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfire. Both groups have undertaken fuel mitigation projects to aid in this prevention. BC Parks has developed the West Arm Provincial Park Fire Management Plan to protect park values in the event of a wildfire. BC Parks has also undertaken some fuel mitigation work within West Arm Provincial Park, as well as within Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

About the partnership:
The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction partnership is committed to reducing the impact of wildfire in our communities. We do this by collaborating on projects, sharing information and resources, and keeping our communities informed. We work closely with BC FireSmart, homeowners, agencies and land managers to help keep our communities safe. Visit our website to learn more about what is being done to reduce the risk of wildfire in your area, and what you and your community can do to help. Learn more at www.rdck.ca/wildfireriskreduction 

For more information:

Amanda Weber-Roy
Kootenay Conservation Specialist, BC Parks
250-489-8563 | amanda.weber-roy@gov.bc.ca 

Joel Hamilton
Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor, RDCK
250-352-8177 | jhamilton@rdck.bc.ca 

Len MacCharles
Fire Chief, City of Nelson
250-352-3103 | lmaccharles@nelson.ca 

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