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Shuswap Community Wildfire Roundtable

*Secwepemc name to be included

Salmon Arm Community Wildfire Roundtable

Photo: Alex de Chantal, FBC

Formed in February 2024, the Shuswap Community Wildfire Roundtable supports the effective coordination and communication of roles among the organizations responsible for different aspects of wildfire preparedness in Salmon Arm and surrounding areas.

The Roundtable is addressing range of issues that assist with implementation of community wildfire resiliency and other types of wildfire risk reduction plans. The Roundtable is facilitated by the Fraser Basin Council, with funding from the BC Wildfire Service.

Terms of Reference

The Roundtable works to ensure good coordination and communication about who is doing what on wildfire preparedness, including on such issues as:

  • FireSmart education
  • Timber harvesting opportunities
  • Fuel management, all aspects including prescribed burning
  • Resources and capacity including emergency preparedness
  • First Nations traditional or cultural burning

To learn more, see the Roundtable's Terms of Reference, adopted in May 2024.

Area of Interest Map

.Shuswap Wildfire Rountable Area of Interest Map

Roundtable Membership

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

  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District
  • City of Salmon Arm
  • Secwepemc First Nations governments
  • Ministry of Forests
  • BC Wildfire Service
  • Volunteer fire departments and fire brigades
  • Forest tenure holders (community forest, woodlot licensees, major licensees, BC Timber sales)
  • Other organizations (e.g., emergency management and climate readiness)

Meeting Materials

Meeting of February 29, 2024


Contact Us

You can reach the 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