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Community Wildfire Roundtables

Community Wildfire Roundtables bring together people and organizations that work on wildfire protection for BC Interior communities. The connection helps enhance coordination and communication among those responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction.

Community Wildfire Roundtable at work

New Community Wildfire Roundtables have started work in Prince George & Area and in Quesnel & Area. There are also roundtables in Williams Lake, Lillooet, Clearwater and Clinton and surrounding areas. FBC's Northern Interior and Thompson teams provide facilitation and administrative support.

Photo of Prince George breakout session in November, 2023: Tasha Peterson (FBC)

About the Roundtables

Community Wildfire Roundtables help BC Interior communities by supporting good coordination and communication among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction. There's never been a more important tim, with both BC and Canada having experienced in 2023 the worst fire seasons on record.

Members of these Roundtables review and discuss progress on wildfire management activities, including:

  • FireSmart education
  • Timber harvesting
  • Fuel management
  • Resources and capacity – including involvement of volunteer fire departments, ranchers and the agriculture sector
  • First Nations traditional burning

The Roundtables are important in implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) also. As set out by the BC Wildfire Service, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan serves to:

  • Identify the wildfire risks within and surrounding a community
  • Describe the potential consequences if a wildfire was to impact the community
  • Define the threat to human life, property and critical infrastructure from wildfires in an identified area
  • Identify measures necessary to mitigate threats
  • Outline a plan of action to implement measures

The Roundtables

There are now six community wildfire roundtables:

Also see:

2023 Educational Event

Public FireSmart™ Presentation

How do fire disasters happen? What can you do to better protect your home from fire risk?

Community Wildfire Roundtables together hosted a series of free public presentations in May 2023 — in Lillooet, Clinton, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Clearwater — to help homeowners take a FireSmart™ approach to home maintenance and security. The video of the Williams Lake presentation is also now available.

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council provides facilitation and secretariat support to the roundtables.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Simpson, Consultant
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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:
www.pluginbc.ca

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative
www.realizingundrip.ca

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

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