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Controlled Burning April 11-16, 2021

April 9, 2021
News Release

As part of our ongoing Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), if proper venting for air quality is favourable, controlled burning will be taking place April 11-April 16 on the following fuel management sites:

  1.  South Hills grazing lease (Gassoff’s Range)
  2. 10 Mile Lake Provincial Park
  3. Hangman Springs Recreation Site

The combination of thinning and burning will:

  • Reduce the chance of a catastrophic wildfire destroying critical infrastructure (homes, communications towers, water tower etc.)
  • Improve forest health and animal habitat 
  • Generate less smoke than out-of-control wildfires
  • Protect recreation values     
  • Further our mission of managing the landscape and improving ecosystem health   

Residents in the area will hear crews working with power saws and mobile wood chippers, and may experience smoke during burning of piles.

If you have any questions, please call:
Erin Robinson
Forestry Initiatives Manager
250-255-6002

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