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Clearwater & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable


In October 2019, the Clearwater and Area Community Wildfire Roundtable had its inaugural meeting. Building on the current update to the District of Clearwater Community Wildfire Protection Plan and recently completed Wells Gray Community Forest Landscape Fire Management Plan, the roundtable aims to involve volunteer fire departments, fire brigades and others in the forest industry by facilitating coordination and communication of organizations responsible for wildfire preparedness and risk reduction in the region.

The area covered by the Clearwater & Area Roundtable is shown on this Area of Interest map. It spans from the Upper Clearwater community, surrounded by Wells Gray Park in the north, to Vavenby/Birch Island in the east, and south to Darfield and Chu Chua.

Maps of Clearwater & Area

Clearwater Area of Interest Map


Forsite Interactive Map

Forsite Consultants Ltd. has developed an interactive mapping tool with natural resource management and forest tenure holder information for the Kamloops Timber Supply Area. Proposed fuel management treatment areas will be added in the future.


Roundtable Composition

The following governments and organizations are part of the Roundtable:

  • District of Clearwater
  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District
  • Simpcw First Nation, Simpcw Resource Group
  • BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • BC Wildfire Service
  • BC Parks
  • Forest industry – Wells Gray Community Forest, West Fraser, Interfor, BC Timber Sales, Gilbert Smith Forest Products, various woodlot licensees,
  • Volunteer Fire Departments – Clearwater, Vavenby, Blackpool, Little Fort
  • Upper Clearwater Fire Brigade

Terms of Reference


  • Summary of February 14, 2023 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of November 18, 2022 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of May 24, 2022 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of February 24, 2022 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of November 10, 2021 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of May 5, 2021 Roundtable Meeting
  • Summary of February 2, 2021 Roundtable meeting
  • Summary of January 29, 2020 Roundtable meeting
  • Summary of October 9, 2019 Roundtable meeting

Contact Us

You can reach the Clearwater & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable by contacting Mike Simpson, contractor for the Fraser Basin Council, which serves as secretariat:

Mike Simpson

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.