Wildfire Risk Reduction

Partners working together to reduce the impact of wildfire in our communities

"Wildfire does not recognize regional and municipal boundaries." ~
John Cathro

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), along with partners such as municipal governments, provincial ministries and other agencies, is committed to reducing the threat from wildfire and its impact on communities. We recognize the value of collaborating and sharing information and resources, and looking at wildfire risk from the local community level.

These efforts have coalesced into a partnership initiative involving the City of Nelson, RDCK Areas E and F, and the West Arm and Kokanee Provincial Parks named the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee.

Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee

City of Nelson, RDCK Electoral Areas E&F, West Arm & Kokanee Creek Provincial Parks

The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee is committed to reducing the impact of wildfire in our communities. We do this by collaborating on projects, sharing information and resources, and keeping our communities informed. We also work closely with BC FireSmart, homeowners, agencies and land managers to help keep our communities safe. Visit our website to learn more about what’s being done to reduce wildfire risk in your area, and what you and your community can do to help.

Fuel Management Prescriptions and Maps

BC Parks
West Arm Provincial Park Fire Management Plan [PDF - 13 MB]

Click here [PDF]
 - West Arm Provincial Park TU2 Prescription
Click here [PDF] - West Arm Provincial Park TU2 Map

RDCK
Selous Creek Fuel Management

Resources

The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee are in the process of developing additional helpful resources, such as a map of wildfire mitigation activities happening or planned in your community, a timeline of the work, a glossary of terms and frequently asked questions. Visit us again to access these resources when they are available!

Fuel Mitigation Frequently Asked Questions

Three things you can do to help reduce the risk and impact of wildfires in your community:

1. Educate yourself at firesmartbc.ca or with a FireSmart home visit:

 2. Take action around your home using BC FireSmart principles:

 3. Register for emergency notifications:

In the News

Helpful Links

Contact Us

For more information, contact one of the partners:

BC Parks
Kootenay Conservation Specialist
250-420-6285

RDCK
Wildfire Mitigation Program
250-352-8177 

Nelson Fire Rescue 
City of Nelson
250-352-3103

The content on this page was last updated September 22 2022 at 3:32 PM