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New Initiative!

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

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:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.