Prescribed burn planned for Neewa area

NEEWA CREEK – The BC Wildfire service will be conducting a prescribed burn in the area of Neewa Creek. This burn is approximately 24.25 hectares in size and located north and west of Comstock and Batnuni Lakes in the Comstock Range Unit.

The goal of this prescribed burn is to reduce coniferous and deciduous tree encroachment that results in a loss of forage and habitat for wildlife and livestock. Prescribed fire restores and promotes the growth of natural grasslands and First Nations traditional plants.

Burning may begin as early as April 3, 2024, until April 15, 2024. Burning will be dependent on weather, site and venting conditions to allow for quick smoke dissipation.

A factsheet about prescribed burns and ecosystem restoration burns is available online: and Cultural and prescribed fire – Province of British Columbia (

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