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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House – Thursday, September 22

sitkum fire - Adrian Wagner

Wildfire Risk Reduction Open House – Thursday, September 22, 2022 

Presented by the Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee

The Committee includes representatives from BC Parks, City of Nelson, Ministry of Forests, and Regional District of Central Kootenay


The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee invites the community to join us for a public open house. This is an opportunity for you to participate in the conversation around wildfire threat to our communities and how we can all reduce the risk of wildfire in our community.

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: The Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, BC, V1L 6G3

Refreshments will be provided. Family-friendly. Everyone is welcome.

What it’s all about:
This open house will provide opportunities for community members to engage directly with staff from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), City of Nelson, Ministry of Forests and BC[AF1]  Parks to better understand:

1. The wildfire risk within and adjacent to our communities;
 2. Wildfire risk reduction activities underway; and
 3. What residents can do to reduce the risk of wildfire on their own properties.

What’s been happening:
The RDCK and the City of Nelson have undertaken fuel mitigation projects to aid in wildfire prevention. BC Parks has developed the West Arm Provincial Park Fire Management Plan to protect park values in the event of a wildfire. BC Parks has also undertaken some fuel mitigation work within West Arm Provincial Park, as well as within Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

About the partnership:
The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee is committed to reducing the impact of wildfire in our communities. We collaborate on wildfire mitigation projects, share information and resources, and keep our communities informed. We work closely with BC FireSmart, homeowners, agencies and land managers to help keep our communities safe. Visit our website to learn more about what is being done to reduce the risk of wildfire in your area and what you and your community can do to help. Learn more at 

For more information:
 Jeff Hebert
 City of Nelson - Fire Chief

Angela French
RDCK - Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor


Amanda Weber-Roy
BC Parks - Conservation Specialist

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