Prescribed burn planned for Nemiah Valley area

NEMIAH VALLEY – The BC Wildfire Service in collaboration with Xeni Gwet’in First Nation will be conducting a prescribed burn approximately 10 hectares in size located near Nemiah Valley Lodge.

The objective of this burn is to restore open grasslands by reducing encroachment from coniferous trees and reducing wildfire hazard by removing accumulations of combustible materials.

Burning may begin as early as April 17, 2024, and may continue periodically until April 20, 2024. Burning will be dependent on weather, site and venting conditions. Ignitions will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation.

Smoke from this prescribed burn may be visible from Nemiah Valley, 900 Road and surrounding areas.

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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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