Ministry of Forests shares wildfire recovery plans with Cariboo Regional District

Rehabilitation work has started and has been focused on high priority features, such as stream crossings

By Monica Lamb-Yorski
BC Local News
November 18, 2017

An estimated 5,000 kilometres of fireguard was built during the summer’s wildfires in the Cariboo region, including the Elephant Hill fire. “Rehabilitation work has started and has been focused on high priority features, such as stream crossings,” Ken Vanderburgh from the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development told the Cariboo Regional District during a presentation Friday. …District forestry manager Mike Pederson responded there is more work than contractors right now. …Outgoing CRD Chair Al Richmond said there is a mass amount of timber stacked on the right of way that industry wants access to. “Not tomorrow, not two weeks from now,” Richmond said, adding companies could be there getting it on Monday. “The snow is coming. You know that and we know that, but maybe they don’t in Victoria because they get a lot of sunshine and rain.”

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