The Regional District of Nanaimoâ€™s parkland provides a great opportunity to develop this type of fire break. The project will be conducted in partnership with the British Columbia Wildfire Service of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and with the Dashwood Fire Department.
How do I get more information?
Additional details about the project are enclosed. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Recreation and Parks Department at 250 248-3252 or Alan Berry, Forest Protection Officer, British Columbia Wildfire Service at 250 951-4224.
The treatment area is in the Wildland Urband interface, immediately adjacent rec trails (used by hikers, ATVs and by horseback, notably) and rural houses.
It is also hoped that this project will raise awareness of FireSmart options available to residents. For more information about the FireSmart Program please Click Here.
These fires can take many months to plan and are managed in such a way as to minimize the chance of escape and emission of smoke while maximizing the benefits to the site.
Key objectives for the use of prescribed fire in British Columbia include: