Prescribed burn planned for Meadow Mountain

CASTLEGAR – The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting BC Timber Sales in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 23 hectares on Meadow Mountain, approximately three kilometres southwest of Meadow Creek.  

The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could begin as early as Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  

Smoke may be visible from Lardeau, Cooper Creek, Meadow Creek, Argenta and Johnsons Landing and to motorists travelling along Highway 31 and the Duncan Forest Service Road.  

Burning will proceed if conditions are suitable to achieve objectives and allow for smoke dispersal, though smoke may linger in the following days, particularly the morning after burn operations. Despite all precautions to manage it, unintended smoke impacts are possible after any burn.

Key goals of this prescribed burn include:

  • Reduce build-up of dead and combustible material
  • Prepare the site for replanting
  • Reduce future risk of catastrophic wildfires

Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of prescribed burns), to help reduce the severity of future wildfires and related threats to communities. Learn more about prescribed burning online:  

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air-quality advisories, visit:

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Mark Tallman, RPF (He/Him/His)
Practices Forester – Silviculture
BC Timber Sales Kootenay, Ministry of Forests

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BC Wildfire Service – Southeast Fire Centre

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