Prescribed burn open house happening in Keremeos

Lower Similkameen Indian Band and BC Wildfire Service planning prescribed burns.

  • Feb. 6, 2019 11:25 a.m.

It’s been a few years in the making but a prescribed burn is slated to take place later this year in the Crater Mountain area.

In total 680-hectares is expected to be burned in several phases. The first phase will be 192 hectares in size.

Crater Mountain near Keremeos where a prescribed burn is being planned. (google maps)

The prescribed burns are part of a partnership between the BC Wildfire Service and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band.

Related: BC Wildfire successfully ignites fuels near Placer Mountain Fire in Similkameen

“The project is intended to provide a level of community protection from wildfire, restore the ecosystem, including critical bighorn sheep habitat, and enhance Indigenous cultural values in the area,” a release stated.

Project managers’ will be on-hand at the open house on Thurs., Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Where: Victory Hall, 427 Crowsnest Highway, Keremeos

Details: Doors will open at 6 p.m. with an informational presentation at 6:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow. Members of the project team will be available for discussion until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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Google maps Approximate location of Crater Mountain near Keremeos where a prescribed burn will take place later this year.

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