Wildfire Risk Reduction burn planned near Fox Mountain

WILLIAMS LAKE – The BC Wildfire Service, in partnership with the Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District, Williams Lake First Nation, and Borland Creek Logging Ltd., will be conducting risk reduction thinning, pruning, and burning on Fox Mountain, between Ross Road and Fox Mountain Road.

This project will include approximately 250 burn piles evenly distributed over 9.7 hectares. Thinning and pruning will begin as early as March 6, 2023, continuing periodically until March 24, 2023. Burning will begin as early as March 24, 2023, and will continue periodically until Nov. 30, 2023. The exact timing of the burn will be dependent on weather, site, and venting conditions. Ignition will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for quick smoke dissipation.

The goal of this project is to reduce the wildfire hazard and restore grown-in Interior Douglas-fir stands to a more natural and desirable state. This project will involve the removal of surface and ladder fuels, as well as pruning and thinning to create crown separation, reducing the risk of a high intensity crown fire.

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