Operational Fuel Treatment Work Starting Throughout the Regional District

Areas in the Regional District of Central Kootenay identified as high risk for wildfire are benefiting from operational fuel treatment work, in an effort to protect adjacent communities and critical infrastructure from potential wildfires.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has commenced or is about to commence fuel treatment work at the following locations:

19.6 hectares at the water intake in Lister, to protect critical infrastructure

29.2 hectares in Kingsgate, between Whitetail Road and Shorty Creek FSR

10.3 hectares at Kozma Road in Harrop

12.5 hectares above the community of Lardeau

3.5 hectares below the community of Argenta

3.2 hectares in Bonnington Regional Park

22.9 hectares South of Riondel

7 hectares North of Nelson along the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail

Further operational treatment work has been ongoing for 8.3 hectares on the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail to the South of Nelson, 11.7 hectares East of Boswell and 22.9 hectares South of Riondel.

Work is scheduled to start next spring to protect critical infrastructure for 4.7 hectares at the Fauquier water reservoir and for 9.1 hectares in the community of Burton.

Funding for these projects was made available through grants from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative through UBCM, Columbia Basin Trust and local government contribution.

Please note that the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail South of Nelson may see intermittent closures Monday to Friday in November.