Williams Lake & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable
In late 2018 the City of Williams Lake, in cooperation with Cariboo Regional District, Williams Lake Indian Band and Xat’sull, completed and endorsed a new Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), updated to April 2020.
The CWPP was developed through collaboration with emergency services, BC Wildfire Service, the forest industry, BC Timber Sales, woodlot licensees, the community forest, the provincial government and various interest groups. The Fraser Basin Council supported this collaboration, with assistance from local forestry consultants.
In June 2019 a Williams Lake & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable was created to support the CWPP by facilitating coordination and communication of organizations responsible for wildfire preparedness and risk reduction in the region.
The area covered by the Williams Lake & Area CWPP is shown on this Area of Interest map. The area extends from Soda Creek in the northwest, parallels the Fraser River south to English Road, to Knife Creek in the southeast, and to Miocene and Rose Lake in the northeast.
Williams Lake & Area CWPP Maps
Williams Lake & Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Area of Interest Map
(Click image to open Area of Interest Map - PDF)
Here is the set of maps (PDF) that support the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Forsite Consultants Ltd. has developed an interactive mapping tool with natural resource management and forest tenure holder information for the Cariboo region. Proposed fuel management treatment areas under the CWPP can be viewed Layers > Other Treatments > Williams Lake CWPP treatments.
The following map shows completed and planned wildfire risk reduction treatments, including interface fuel treatments, landscape scale fuel breaks and prescribed fire treatments:
The following governments and organizations are part of the Roundtable:
Terms of Reference
These are the Roundtable’s Terms of Reference.
Here are summaries of Roundtable meetings
Presentations and Planning Documents
You can reach the Williams Lake & Area Community Wildfire Roundtable by contacting Mike Simpson, contractor for the Fraser Basin Council, which serves as secretariat: