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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 27, 2024 Roundtable meeting
  • Summary of November 2, 2023 Roundtable meeting
  • 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

Materials Materials

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

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350