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Community Wildfire Roundtables

Two new Community Wildfire Roundtables began work in 2019 to support the implementation of the Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Williams Lake, Clearwater and their surrounding areas.

Fuel management - before & after in Williams Lake

Example of fuel treatment in Williams Lake - before and after

About the Roundtables

The Williams Lake & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable and the Clearwater & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable will enhance wildfire protection for BC Interior communities by supporting good coordination and communication among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction.

In their work, members of these Roundtables will 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) for those regions. 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.

Learn More

WILLIAMS LAKE & AREA COMMUNITY WILDFIRE ROUNDTABLE

CLEARWATER & AREA COMMUNITY WILDFIRE ROUNDTABLE

WILDFIRE MAPS & RESOURCES

The Fraser Basin Council serves as facilitator and secretariat for the Roundtables.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact:

Mike Simpson
Senior Regional Manager
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T: 250 314-9660

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:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel 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
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