Burns Lake Community Forest will be commencing Phase 1 of its Landscape Fire Management Plan prepared by B.A Blackwell & Associates the week of September 21st, 2020 – Weather Permitting
Phase 1 is the area south of town and directly across Burns Lake. Supported by Shifting Mosaics Consulting (Landscape Prescribed Fire Specialists), in collaboration with local Ministry and the Northwest Fire Centre, Burns Lake Community Forest will commence with re-introducing prescribed fire on the land base. This is part and parcel of ensuring that our fire management efforts have a lasting effect.
The forests surrounding our communities are fire regenerated and fire-maintained ecosystems. Our ability to integrate fire back on to the landscape will not only help support our community protection efforts, but also bring back ecosystem functions and attributes that have been effectively suppressed for many years.
We have been communicating extensively, the progress of this project since mid to late 2018, as we move through different phases of operations.