FireSmart work happening in upper Kinnaird on City of Castlegar land

FireSmart vegetation management work being done to reduce fire risk.

A portion of city-owned forested land in upper Kinnaird will be undergoing FireSmart vegetation management this week.

The area is near the Waterline Road and adjacent to the Kinnaird Park Community Church, off of 14th Avenue and 26th Street.

The project is a partnership between the City of Castlegar and the Selkirk College forestry program.

Glacier Tree Maintenance will be removing standing dead and hazard trees on the city’s land.

Selkirk College forestry technology program students will begin a forestry field school starting April 24 by conducting fuel management plots, risk assessments and treating the forested property by removing dead brush and trimming trees.

In addition, the students will conduct free FireSmart assessments to private property owners that have signed up for the service.

During the work, members of the public are urged to observe the activity at a distance. In the interest of public safety, the public is asked not enter the area of the project operation. The area will be clearly marked with signs.

FireSmart is a national initiative to help property owners and communities understand ways in which wildfire might threaten structures and property located in, and close to, forested and wildland areas, and the steps individuals and communities can take to mitigate the threat of damage to buildings and property by wildfires.

READ MORE: Firesmart program has homeowners ‘thinking like an ember’



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

NDP bring Green New Deal to the Kootenays

MPs Wayne Stetski and Peter Julian held climate change talks in Nelson, Cranbrook and Revelstoke

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism

Tourism centres seeing numbers up

Saving lives on grocery list for Castlegar responders on Wednesday

Crews attended local supermarkets three times during the day

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Most Read