Lillooet and Area Community Wildfire Roundtable
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The Lillooet & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable is a new initiative in formation 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.
June 22, 2022
You can reach the Lillooet & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable by contacting Mike Simpson, contractor for the Fraser Basin Council, which serves as secretariat: