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Lillooet and Area Community Wildfire Preparedness Roundtable

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About the Roundtable

The Lillooet & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable was created to better protect against wildfires in the region by supporting good coordination and communication among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction.

The inaugural meeting of the Lillooet & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable took place in Lillooet on June 27, 2022, co-hosted by the Fraser Basin Council and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD). There were 35 participants at the meeting from the Northern St’at’imc territory — including those from local, First Nations and provincial governments and other community members.

Participants included fire department staff and volunteers, elected officials and emergency planning staff from the SLRD, District of Lillooet, Lillooet Tribal Council and the St’at’imc communities, forestry consultants, and staff from BC Ministry of Forests, BC Timber Sales and the BC Wildfire Service.

The SLRD presented on FireSmart activities underway and the development of community wildfire resiliency plans. Participants discussed the opportunity to establish a longer-term wildfire preparedness roundtable.

Terms of Reference

Meetings

November 24, 2022

June 27, 2022

Resources

Free FireSmart home assessments in Lillooet

The District of Lillooet offered residents free FireSmart home assessments in 2022. Looking to learn more? See the FireSmart Homeowner's Manual.

Contact Us

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

Mike Simpson
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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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