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Wildfire protection and mitigation projects
The 2020 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is an analysis of the overall wildfire risk in North Cowichan. The risk was determined to be moderate to high and is expected to increase in the future with climate change. Implementing the CWPP recommendations over time increase wildfire resilience through a variety of strategies to proactively reduce wildfire risk in North Cowichan
- North Cowichan Fire Department
- Learn more about air quality
- FireSmart BC
- Learn more about fire protection
North Cowichan Wildfire Mitigation Projects
2022 Mount Tzouhalem Fuel Management
Fuel hazard reduction treatments started in Spring 2023 and will be completed in the fall of 2023. This initial treatment area features high risk forests near homes, future development, and high public traffic areas. Further treatments will take place over the next several years to complete the entire identified treatment area on Mount Tzouhalem.
2021 Wildfire Risk Reduction Project
The scope of the 2021 wildfire risk reduction project includes three components:
Visit the interactive project page to learn more about North Cowichan wildfire protection projects.
Summer wildfire seasons are becoming the norm in BC. FireSmart your home and property to be better protected and resilient in the event of a wildfire, and find out how to protect yourself, family, and pets by visiting firesmartbc.ca.
- Emergency Management Cowichan has regional information for people living in the area. https://emcowichan.ca/preparedness-planning/wildfires-air-quality-burning/
Community members were invited to attend four virtual public information sessions to learn more and ask questions about the wildfire risk reduction treatment plans, FireSmart assessments, and the wildfire development permit area. Three of the public information sessions were focused on each one of the wildfire risk reduction treatment areas. A fourth information session focused on the wildfire development permit area. Please see video recordings of these session below:
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION 1: Mt. Tzouhalem
Watch the recording of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/h8SV5pxwKJs
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION 2: Maple Mountain
Watch the recording of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/6OxxUrtbsbM
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION 3: Mt. Richards
Watch the recording of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/bOdgkfyDqnc
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION 4: Wildfire Development Permit Area
Watch the recording of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/VL2qq6-S7uI