Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House - June 21


We would like to invite you to join us for a Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House – Wednesday, June 21 Presented by the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee.

The Committee includes representatives from BC Parks, City of Nelson, Ministry of Forests, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).

The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee invites the public to join us for a public open house. This is an opportunity for you to participate in the conversation around wildfire threat to our communities.

When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023: 5:00 to 8:00pm
Where: The Adventure Hotel, 616 Vernon St, Nelson, BC V1L 4G1

Refreshments will be provided. Family-friendly. Everyone is welcome.

What it’s all about:
This open house will provide opportunities for residents to engage directly with staff and elected representatives from the RDCK, City of Nelson, Ministry of Forests and BC Parks to better understand:

1. The wildfire risk within and adjacent to our communities;
2. Activities currently underway to reduce this wildfire risk; and
3. What residents can do to reduce the risk of wildfire on their properties.

We will be offering FireSmart prizes to attendees.

What’s been happening:
The RDCK and the City of Nelson working on updating their Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans (CWRP) that will provide Nelson and RDCK communities with information and guidance to continue to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfire. Both groups have undertaken fuel mitigation projects to aid in this prevention. BC Parks has developed the West Arm Provincial Park Fire Management Plan to protect park values in the event of a wildfire. BC Parks has also undertaken some fuel mitigation work within West Arm Provincial Park, as well as within Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

About the partnership:
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 work closely with BC FireSmart, homeowners, agencies and land managers to help keep our communities safe. Visit our website to learn more about what is being done to reduce the risk of wildfire in your area, and what you and your community can do to help. Learn more at www.rdck.ca/wildfireriskreduction 

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