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Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshops

Prescribed Burning 6-Workshops (279 KB)

The First Nations' Emergency Services Society and British Columbia Wildfire Service are hosting 6-Regional Engagement Workshops through BC. The Locations will be determined using the results of the cultural burning survey conducted in December 2019. These workshops are based on recommendations within the Abbott/Chapman report Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia and the Government’s action plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks. Each of these reports had high recommendations in reference to Indigenous knowledge, increase of prescribed fire, and supporting First Nations engagement within prescribed burning.

Prescribed Burning Enagement Workshops:

1. Kamloops Fire Zone Region - February 12, 2020
2. POSTPONED Coastal Fire Zone Region
3. POSTPONED Cariboo Fire Zone Region
4. POSTPONED Prince George Fire Zone Region
5. POSTPONED Northwest Fire Zone Region
6. POSTPONED Southwest Fire Zone Region

CULTURAL BURN SURVEY

**Important note: The prize draw for the survey is now closed. Also, the term “Nation or Nations” in the survey refers to “a First Nations community or First Nations communities in BC.”**
 POSTPONED SURVEY: Prescribed Burn

FOREST FUEL MANAGEMENT

The Forest Fuel Management (FFM) Department works with First Nations communities, and provincial and federal governments, and agencies, to assist with wildfire prevention activities. Many BC First Nations are impacted by the threat and risk of loss to community structures and assets because of wildfires. FFM supports access to funding to communities through planning, education and implementation of wildfire threat reduction activities.

FFM Department Manager
 
Wildland Firefighter Training & Indigenous Services Program
Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative Program