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Quesnel and Area Community Wildfire Roundtable

Formed in November 2023, the Quesnel and Area Community Wildfire Roundtable supports the effective coordination and communication of roles among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness in the region.

The Roundtable will address a range of issues that assist with implementation of the Quesnel and Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan, including:

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

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

Area of Interest

See the Quesnel and Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan map, which sets out the area of interest for this 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 Quesnel
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • Lhtako Dene First Nation
  • Nazko First Nation
  • ?Esdilagh First Nation
  • Ministry of Forests
  • Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
  • Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
  • BC Wildfire Service and community liaisons
  • Forest industry (major licensees, BC Timber Sales, woodlot licensees, community forests)
  • Volunteer fire departments (whether within a local government, Improvement District, or independent)
  • Other organizations, individuals or businesses that have infrastructure to protect, or resources or capacity to provide (e.g., agriculture organization, communications companies)

Terms of Reference

To learn more, see the Roundtable's Terms of Reference.


Contact Us

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

Mike Simpson

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