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Prince George & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable


A breakout session at the first meeting of the Prince George & Area Roundtable in 2023. Photo: Tasha Peterson

About the Roundtable

The Prince George & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable began work in November. The aim of the Roundtable is to support effective coordination and communication of roles among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness in the region.

It's a timely development. Prince George and surrounding communities faced a devastating wildfire season in 2023. There were 672 fires (through October) and nearly 2.3 million hectares of forest and other land cover burned.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to ensure good coordination and communication about “who’s doing what” in regard to wildfire preparedness including, but not limited to:

  • FireSmart education
  • Fuel management
  • Resources and capacity – volunteer fire departments, ranchers, agriculture sector, forest industry
  • Timber harvesting opportunities
  • First Nations traditional burning

The activities will involve implementation of the 2018 Prince George Community Wildfire Protection Plan and other such plans as they are developed across the region by members of the Roundtable.

The Roundtable is facilitated and administered by the Fraser Basin Council, with funding from the BC Wildfire Service.

Area of Interest

DRAFT Area of Interest Maps

The following map shows the areas of interest (both draft and finalized) for BC's community wildfire roundtables as of late 2023.

These maps focus on the draft area of interest for the Prince George and Area Roundtable:

Roundtable Membership

The Roundtable is composed of representatives of organizations involved in all aspects of wildfire preparedness and risk reduction in the area. These are expected to include:

  • City of Prince George
  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
  • Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
  • McLeod Lake Band
  • Ministry of Forests
  • Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
  • Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • BC Wildfire Service and community liaisons
  • FireSmart Educator (RDFFG)
  • First Nations’ Emergency Services Society
  • BC Ambulance
  • Health Emergency Management BC
  • Service Canada
  • Utility companies
  • BC Parks
  • University of Northern BC (climate science)
  • BC Energy Regulator
  • BC Mining Association
  • Volunteer fire departments (whether within a local government, Improvement District, or independent)
  • Forest industry (major licensees, BC Timber Sales, woodlot licensees, community forests)
  • BC Cattlemen’s Association
  • Other sectors organizations, individuals or businesses that have infrastructure to protect, or resources or capacity to provide (e.g., search and rescue, agriculture organization, communications companies


Contact Us

For more information, feel free to reach out to the Prince George and Area Community Wildfire Roundtable:

Patience Rakochy
Regional Program Lead

T: 250 649-8748 | E:

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