The MFLNRO Wildfire Management Branch in conjunction with Natural Resources Canada released A Guide to Fuel Hazard Assessment and Abatement in British Columbia – April 2012. The guide is developed to assist those carrying out industrial activities to determine whether or not fuel hazard abatement is necessary and if so, the threshold necessary to comply with the legislated obligations. The guide provides a procedure to determine fuel hazards created by an industrial or prescribed activity on forest land and contains a straightforward step by step instruction to enable a person to determine when fuel hazard abatement is needed in relation to the fire risk, proximity to interface and fuel loading and arrangement.
The guide can be found at: http://bcwildfire.ca/industry_stakeholders/industry/assessment_abatement.htm
BC Wildfire Services updated its fire-related mapping architecture for:
- Fuel hazard assessment and fuel hazard abatement fire risk map
- BC Wildfire Service map of open fire tracking system (OFTS) registered burn locations
- Interactive map showing locations of BC Wildfire Service weather stations
The memo below contains more information and links to the BCWS dashboard: