Tools for Fuel Management

In preparing to develop a treatment plan to mitigate wildfire threat near values at risk, users may find the below suite of tools helpful in quantifying threat, developing treatment options, and prescribing a treatment plan.

Initial Spread Index Roses

Initial Spread Index Roses

Fuel Management Stocking Standards

Stocking standards provide the basic linkage between the harvest of a forest stand and the regeneration of a new stand. The purpose of a fire management stocking standard is to develop and maintain forest stand conditions that achieve fire management objectives. This commonly means reducing fire behaviour by reducing the likelihood of crown fire and/or fast-moving high intensity ground fire.

Fire Management Stocking Standards Guidance (PDF)
Stocking Standards Q & A (PDF)
Fire Management Stocking Standards Signed Memo (PDF)

Fuel Management Prescription

2018 Fuel Management Prescription - specimen (DOCX)
2018 Fuel Management Prescription - notes to assist (DOCX)

ABCFP Interim Guidelines - Fire and Fuel Management

ABCFP Interim Guidelines – Fire and Fuel Management (PDF)


BC Wildfire Service

Prevention HQ Staff

Kelly Osbourne, Fire and Fuel Management Officer, 1 250 356-2025
Dana Hicks, Wildfire Threat Specialist, 1 250 565-4456
Mike Black, Fire Effects and Ecology Specialist, 1 250 426-1710
Ed Korpela, Fire Management Planning Specialist, 1 250 751-7063
Rory Colwell, Fuel Management Superintendent, 1 778 799-2102
Kelsey Winter, FireSmart Specialist, 1 250 356-0082
Devona Hay, Provincial Geospatial Coordinator, 1 250 312-3039

Wildfire Prevention Officers

Cariboo - Bev Atkins, 1 778 799-2099
Coastal - Jessica Duncan, 1 250 951-4262
Kamloops - Mike Aldred, 1 250 554-5516
Northwest - Shannon Irvine, 1 250 847-6616
Prince George - Andrea Rainey, 1 250 561-4628
Southeast - Mike Morrow, 1 250 426-1785