Wildfire Risk Reduction Project Concluding East of Squamish

Mar 08, 2022
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area D

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has issued an information bulletin regarding wildfire risk reduction work east of Squamish.

Sea to Sky Natural Resource District staff, with the support of BC Wildfire Service crews, have almost completed a fuel management project to reduce wildfire risks near the community of Squamish.

The final stage of the project includes the burning of forest debris that crews have been gathering into piles. This work is being carried out at seven locations east of Quest University, along Mamquam Road and Garibaldi Park Road to the southern border of the Ring Creek residential area.

The burning of these debris piles will be completed in stages in late February and March, or until the project is completed. The material is being gathered in piles no larger than two metres tall and three metres wide. Burning will be intermittent based on multiple factors, including site accessibility, crew availability, weather and venting conditions.

The piles will be ignited only if conditions are favourable. To reduce the impact of smoke on nearby residents, all burning will adhere to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation.

View the Information Bulletin here.

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