In recent years, wildfires have caused significant personal, cultural, economic and environmental loss in British Columbia. With the effects of climate change being felt across the province, this trend is expected to continue unless sufficient wildfire mitigation and preparedess measures are put in place.
People living in the SLRD can help protect themselves and their communities by adopting FireSmart best practices.
Electoral Areas A and B of the SLRD have Community Wildfire Protection Plans. These plans provide an analysis of local wildfire risks, as well as potential mitigation and preparedness options. The Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Electoral Areas A and B will be upgraded to Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans in Q1 2023.
Electoral Areas C and D of the SLRD have Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans. Published in Q1 2022, these plans supersede the previous Community Wildfire Protection Plans by incorporating FireSmartTM best practices in addition to analysis of local wildfire risks, potential mitigation and preparedness options.
The development of Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans is funded by the Union of BC Municipalities Community Resiliency Investment grant.