Collaborative fuel management in the agricultural-wildland interface will help reduce wildfire threat for operations in these areas, particularly for those bordering Crown land.
The 2020 report documents the extent of high wildfire threat/agricultural interface in two regions: Cariboo and Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser Fort-George. It also includes feasibility criteria and approaches for economical fuel management in three proposed pilot areas. It outlines two key transferable processes:
A methodology for quantifying the extent of wildfire threat to agriculture within a region
A framework for best management practices for fuel management in the agricultural-wildland interface
The 2021 report summarizes the results of site visits to the three proposed pilot areas identified in the first report. Site visits were made to confirm wildfire hazard to adjacent properties and assess the viability of sites for fuel treatment as well as merchantable timber potential.