Wildfire Fuel Reduction Program

Wildfire Fuel Reduction Program

The District of Elkford is currently working to update the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in order to mitigate any future programs and plans for wildfire fuel reduction.

The District of Elkford completed 2012-2013 UBCM Wildfire Fuel Reduction Program. The program carried out forestry work to reduce the threat of forest fires, focusing on priority areas that were identified for tree removal or modification based on the District's Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The District completed the Program in order to reduce hazards to the public and the risks of forest fires.

Treatments were made in areas shown below:

Block 1: 5.3 ha
Thin from below to 300-700 stems per hectare

Block 5: 9.6 ha
Complete removal of Pole Sapling pine and other species. Retain mature healthy trees.

Block 6: 2.2 ha
Complete removal of Pole Sapling pine and other species. Retain mature healthy trees.