Prescribed burn planned for Nakusp and Area Community Forest

Please see below for an Information Bulletin about a prescribed burn which is planned for a NACFOR cutblock south of Nakusp in the next few days, conditions permitting.    Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will monitor this fire at all times.


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations
and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service

For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2020

Prescribed burn planned for Nakusp community forest

CASTLEGAR – With the support of the Nakusp and Area Community Forest, the BC Wildfire Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn covering up to 10 hectares within the forest to help reduce wildfire threats and prepare the area for replanting.

The burn site is about 15 kilometres south of Nakusp. Smoke may be visible from Nakusp and to motorists travelling along Highway 6.

The exact timing of this burn will depend on weather and site conditions, but it could be as early as Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Burning will proceed only if conditions are suitable and allow for a low-intensity to moderate-intensity fire.

All prescribed burns take into account smoke impacts. Actions to minimize negative effects are a requirement and included in the burn plan. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will monitor this fire at all times.

Key goals of this prescribed burn include:
• reduce accumulations of dead wood and other combustible material
• delay the growth of competing vegetation
• decrease the risk of future catastrophic wildfires in the area

Fire is a normal and natural process in many of B.C.’s ecosystems. The BC Wildfire Service works regularly with land managers to undertake fuel management activities (including the use of prescribed burns), to help reduce the severity of future wildfires and related threats to communities.

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BC Wildfire Service
Southeast Fire Centre
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