Whistler has a ‘long way to go’ on wildfire resiliency, but progress being made

By Scott Tibballs
Pique News Magazine
December 18, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is making progress in implementing the 32 recommendations outlined in the Community Wildfire Resiliency Program (CWRP), according to a report by staff to the Dec. 5 Committee of the Whole (COW). The CWRP, which was updated in 2022, identifies issues and suggests solutions to make the community safer in the face of “an ever-increasing threat of wildfire,” according to the CWRP itself. According to the staff report put before the COW, the RMOW has made progress in education, legislation and community planning, interagency cooperation, training (of staff and between agencies and stakeholders), emergency planning, and vegetation management—all of which are six recommended areas of focus of the CWRP.

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