Northwest Fire Centre
Wetzin’kwa has four projects approved with an allocation of $253,654 in funding and generating 342 total person days.
Hudson Bay Mountain Road Fuel Break A – Prescription Development has been submitted for final payment – 62 ha.
BVNC/Seymour Ridge Fuel Break – Prescription Development is underway – 89 ha
Hudson Bay Mountain Road Fuel Break B – Prescription Development has been submitted for final payment – 117 ha
Hudson Bay Mountain Resort Fuel Break A – Operational treatment – 89 ha
Two more projects are pending due to contractor delays and availability:
Hudson Bay Mountain Road Fuel Break A
BVNC/Seymour Ridge Fuel Break
Update from Shane S. van de Water, BSF, RPF, Wildfire Risk Reduction Officer, Wetzin’kwa Community Forest – May 2021
“We have been hard at work on the Wetzin’kwa WRR prescription development projects as well as collaborating with BCWS and FLNRORD on adjacent WRR projects within the community forest. We have pulled together a small media team internally who will be helping to produce our public engagement materials.
As an example our team quickly pulled together a short video this past winter highlighting a collaborative WRR project with Mountain Resorts Branch. The video can be viewed here. Our media team will be out capturing prescription development material over the next few weeks. We’re excited to see what they produce as they have significantly increased their capacity to produce this material, have more lead time to gather footage, and have some great ideas for content.”
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the
Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development