Unit 6 – Box Mountain was identified for fuel management treatment under the 2018 Nakusp and RDCK Area K Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Forests in the wildland urban interface around Nakusp are a significant wildfire hazard due to high accumulation of fuels typical of dense forest stands in the Arrow Lakes area. Forest stands in the vicinity of Box Mountain have recently been affected by Douglas-fir bark beetle and other forest health issues, further increasing wildfire risk.
Much of the wildfire risk can be mitigated through the use of fuel treatments and FireSmart initiatives in residential interface areas.
The Box Mountain treatment unit contributes to the planned community-scale fuel break around the Village of Nakusp and wildland-urban interface.
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