Osoyoos’ Nk’Mip Forestry head recognized for wildfire recovery

By Brennan Phillips
Pentiction Western News
February 13, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Jamie Jeffreys & Peter Flett 

The head of the Osoyoos Indian Band’s Nk’Mip Forestry company was recognized for their responses to recovering after the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire in 2021. Peter Flett, the head of forest operations, received the award from the BC Forest Professional Magazine (FPBC) for his article Keys to Improving Forest Recovery Post-wildfire: The Critical Roles of Proper Planning, Implementation, and First Nations’ Collaboration. The award was presented at the annual FPBC conference in Kelowna over Feb. 7 to 9. …Flett’s article delves into how to better collaborate on forest management based on the knowledge he has gained working with members of the OIB community. In addition to recognizing the standout work in Flett’s article, the FPBC recognized Nk’Mip Forestry for its response to the wildfire. The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire covered over 19,000 hectares of land near Oliver and Osoyoos in 2021.

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