Wildfire fuel reduction program resumes
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, work to reduce the potential for wildfires to spread rapidly from our forests to our urban areas will resume.
This work is being done in select locations in the District. It entails reducing the number of small trees and brush that can help a fire spread from the ground to the tree canopy, along with materials that can easily catch fire, such as accumulations of dried branches and other flammable organic materials.
Where we are working
Crews will be working in the following areas:
- Cliffwood Park
- McCartney Park
It is anticipated that the work will be undertaken approximately between November 8, 2022, to March 2023, subject to weather conditions.
The contractor, who is undertaking these 26 hectares of fuel treatment work for the District, has identified 49 hazardous trees within the northern sector of the Cliffwood treatment area that need to be removed before crews and equipment entering the site can begin the fuel treatment work.
This first phase of hazard removal work will take place on November 2, 2022.
For safety during these operations some temporary trail closures will be required. The contractor will have spotters and trail signage during work operations.
Please avoid entering work areas to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for your patience as we complete this important work.