Fuel treatment continues in the City of Williams Lake
The City of Williams Lake is continuing its fuel management treatment and beetle tree removal activities throughout the City. FireSmarting crews will now enter designated areas of the River Valley Trail, which will be treated over a period of several weeks.
A map has been provided with the treatment area outlined in green for public knowledge. Supervision of the work will be provided by KDay Forestry Ltd, with funding for this project provided by the Province of British Columbia’s Community Resilience Initiative through the Union of BC Municipalities.
The treatment will reduce the amount of dead timber and forest fuels that have built up over many years, as well as selectively remove small live and dead conifer trees and trees killed by bark beetles.
Over the course of the treatment period, the fuel cut from the area will be transported to timber processing as available or chipped and distributed in place; however, if required due to inaccessible or hazardous conditions, some burning may need to take place. Appropriate weather conditions and venting will be determined before these actions are taken.
The area designated for treatment is popular for a variety of recreational activities, therefore the area may be closed to the public during the fuel management process to ensure both the safety of the public and the contractors.
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Registered Professional Forester