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The photo above is of the Logan Lake Youth Fire Smart Team
July 7th Update from Garnet Mierau, RPF, Management Team, Logan Lake Community Forest-
“This week we kicked-off our youth FireSmart program in Logan Lake and I thought I’d send you a few shots of the crew. They are excited to get going again, with 4 returning crew and 4 new. They just finished receiving their OFA 1 and Bear Awareness training and we hit the field yesterday. It’s truly a “team approach” with the District of Logan Lake Fire Chief (Doug Wilson) and the Logan Lake Wellness, Health and Youth (WHY) Society (Krista Dick and Michelle Hawkins) and the Community Forest.”
Later in the month, a local film company was creating a FireSmart documentary and asked permission to film the Logan Lake Youth Crew in action.
Logan Lake Community Forest (LLCF) has 3 projects with an allocation of $408,629 in planned funding and generating 752.6 person days of employment.
- Logan Lake Community Forest Critical Infrastructure Resilience – Prescription Development – 115 ha.
- Logan Lake East Fuel Hazard Reduction – Prescription Development – 65 ha.
- Logan Lake Post-Harvest Fuel Treatments – Operational Treatment – 108 ha. The treatment blocks are a mix of partial harvesting (50% volume removal across all DBH classes) and clearcut with reserves. The objective of the post-harvest fuel treatments are to address fine fuels not possible to treat with harvest equipment.
- In June, 2022, an additional $221,000 of funding was allocated for the Logan Lake Youth Fire Smart Team and the Logan Lake East fuel management prescriptions.
Photo above: First Nation and Stakeholders kick off meeting for the BCCFA WRR program in Logan Lake
District of Logan Lake – Fire Chief Doug Wilson
BC Wildfire Service – Mike Aldred
FLNRORD Thompson Rivers District – Julie Maxwell and Aaren Ritchie-Bonar
Logan Lake Logan Lake Wellness, Health and Youth Society – Krista Dyck, and
Lower Nicola Band – Don Gosso, Chanel Robertson, Ernie McIvor and Morgan Robinson
Logan Lake CF team members Adam Sullivan, Kate Bezooyen and Garnet Mierau
In the summer of 2021 Logan Lake Community Forest had plans to implement the operational WRR project. However, before operations could begin, the Tremont wildfire moved into the proposed treatment blocks. Garnet Mierau, RPF, Management Team LLCF, told the story of the wildfire and the activities before and after in the BCCFA 2021 Conference session – Role of a Community forest Manager During a Wildfire
Listen to a recording of Garnet’s presentation starting at 18:39
Photos below – Hugh Murdoch, BCWS, Premier John Horgan, Garnet Mierau and in the second photo,
Hugh and Garnet are joined by Minister Katrina Conroy. the Premier and the Minister visited Logan Lake during the Tremont wildfire.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the
Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
BCCFA Executive Director, Jennifer Gunter, contributed a chapter to