Wildfire risk reduction project an example of collaboration

Evans Lake Forest Education Society
May 23, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Nelson, B.C. – the Selous Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction Project near Nelson, B.C. has demonstrated that it is possible to harvest trees to reduce wildfire risk while maintaining cultural, ecological, recreational, and aesthetic values. With funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC and partnerships among regional, municipal and provincial governments, fire services, and a local timber licensee, a wildfire risk reduction project is a prime example of collaboration to better protect a community. …The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), with several stakeholders, took steps to reduce the risk of wildfire in Nelson. …Operating area tenure holder Kalesnikoff Lumber Company completed 80 hectares of mechanical harvesting or removing trees using machines. Ground-based mechanical fuel modification, or piling additional debris left after harvest, was completed on 20 hectares. …John Cathro of Cathro Consulting played a major role in the project and applauded the initiative taken by RDCK. 

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