Crown Land Wildfire Risk Reduction

The CLWRR program is administered through the Ministry of Forests in collaboration with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), Natural Resource Regions and Districts, BC Parks, and Mountain Resorts Branch. Highlights of the program include:

  • Fuel management planning and treatments, focusing on provincial Crown land around higher risk communities
  • Cultural and Prescribed Fire and the development of a comprehensive prescribed fire program
  • Wildfire Risk reduction activities targeting critical infrastructure, such as government owned radio repeaters, weather stations and airtanker bases.

In the first three years, over $36M was invested in projects on provincial Crown land.

For more information on the Crown Land WRR contact CRIprogram@gov.bc.ca.

What is a Wildfire Risk Reduction (WRR) Project?

Wildfire Risk Reduction Resources

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.

Tools for Fuel Management

Prescribed fire is the planned and controlled application of fire to a specific land area and is one of the most ecologically appropriate and relatively efficient means for achieving a variety of land management objectives.

Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire

A Burn Plan is required for any resource management open fire as per section 23 of the Wildfire Regulation and must be submitted to an official 60 days before the proposed ignition and must receive the official's approval to it in writing.

Planning a Prescribed Burn


WRR Showcase Videos

Approved 2022/2023 Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects

Kootenay Okanagan

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Manning Park Resort 

Manning Park WRR, Prescription Development

Prescription Development
Eastgate Eastgate Bonnevier WRR Other - Survey
La Casa Community Fintry Protected Area WRR Prescription Development
Coldstream Kalamalka Park Fuel Management Operational Treatment
Nelson West Arm Park TU2B Operational Treatment
Nelson West Arm Park TU2- Strickland Operational Treatment
Conkle Lake Provincial Park/Rock Creek Conkle Lake Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Premier Lake, Skookumchuck, Sheep Creek, Wasa Lake 

Premier Prescribed Burn Unit 1

Prescribed Fire
Manning Park Resort Blackwell Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire
Silverstar Resort Silverstar Wildfire Risk Reduction Prescription Development

Omineca Peace

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Lac La Hache, Quesnel

Project Managers

Other - Implementation Contractor
Quesnel Dragon Mountain - TU 2C Operational Treatment
Green Lake & Watch Lake Green Lake Provincial Park - Boyd Bay Operational Treatment
Lac la Hache Lac la Hache Provincial Park Operational Treatment
Quesnel Pinnacles Provincial Park Operational Treatment
Scotch Creek Shuswap Lake Provincial Park Prescription Development (DOS Partnership)
70 Mile House Big Bar Lake Provincial Park Operational Treatment
Alexis Creek  Tsiyi Bull Canyon Provincial Park Prescribed Fire

Thompson Cariboo

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Shawnigan

Spectacle Lake

Operational Treatment
Saanich John Dean Operational Treatment

Mountain Resorts Branch

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Hemlock Valley/Sasquatch Resort SASQ23_01: Survey: Sasquatch Prescription: Avalanche Assessment Other (Assessments/Surveys)
Apex APEX23_01: Apex Operational Carryover  Operational Treatment
Silver Star/Vernon SS23_01: Silver Star Mechanical Operational Carryover Operational Treatment
Silver Star/Vernon SS23_02: Silver Star Operational Manual Carryover  Operational Treatment
Big White BW23_01: Big White Operational Carryover  Operational Treatment
Silver Star/Vernon SS23_03: Silver Star Road Egress Prescription Prescription Development
Apex APEX23_02: Apex Operational Pt.2 Operational Treatment
Purden Ski Village PURD23_01: Purden Prescription Prescription Development
Pinegrove/Troll Ski Area TROL23_01: Troll Operational Operational Treatment
District of Elkford WAP23_01: Wapiti Operational Carryover Operational Treatment
District of Elkford WAP23_02: Wapiti Prescription Prescription Development
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort KHMR23_02: Kicking Horse Operational Carryover Operational Treatment
Resort Municipality of Whistler WB23_01:Whistler Blackcomb Operational Carryover  Operational Treatment
Resort Municipality of Whistler WB23_02: Survey: Archaeological Preliminary Site Assessment Assessment (Arch)
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality/Whitecroft SP23_01: Sun Peaks Operational New and Maintenance  Operational Treatment

Cariboo Chilcotin

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Alexis Creek Alexis Lakes Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB 27a & 27b South Lakeside Gun-a-Noot Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB_29 Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB_59 Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB-28 Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB-05 North Operational Treatment
Williams Lake

IFB-05 South

Operational Treatment
Williams Lake IFB - 8  Chimney Prescription Development
Williams Lake

IFB_04  Chilcotin Estates

Prescription Development
Williams Lake IFB-02 Airport East Prescription Development
Williams Lake IFB-07a Chimney Valley Prescription Development
Williams Lake IFB-19N Prescription Development
Dog Creek Tinmusket PFB Prescription Development
Williams Lake Tinmusket PFB Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_27c Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_27e Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_58 Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake PFB-03 Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_29 Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_59 Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB-28 Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_07 Colpitt Assessment (Arch)
Williams Lake IFB_8 Chimney Assessment (Arch)
Anahim Lake Anahim Lake Airport, Tactical Planning
Williams Lake South Lakeside & Fox Mountain Tactical Planning
Yunestin & Big Creek Yunesitin Big Creek Tactical Planning
Williams Lake Race Track Operational Treatment
Williams Lake

Race Track, Burn Plan

Prescribed Fire
Williams Lake Bond Lake IDF Revitalization, Burn Plan Prescribed Fire

Projects Managed by the Cariboo Fire Centre

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Williams Lake

Westridge IFT 12  TU1/TU7/TU8

Prescribed Fire
Williams Lake White Road Prescribed Fire
Alexis Creek Highway 20 Prescribed Fire
Yunesit'in Yunesit'in Prescribed Fire
Riske Creek Doc English Prescribed Fire
Williams Lake Fox Mountain Prescribed Fire
Meldrum Creek

Leeches Lake

Prescribed Fire
Williams Lake WL Community Forest 102 Prescribed Fire

100 Mile House

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
70 Mile House

70 Mile Interface Fuel Break

Operational Treatment
Canoe Creek Canoe Lake Interface blk 1 Operational Treatment
Deka Lake Deka Interface Fuel Break Maintenance Operational Treatment
Forest Grove Forest Grove Interface Fuel Break Prescription Development
Multiple Fuel Break Fir Beetle Prevention Operational Treatment
Lac La Hache Helena FSR Primary Prescription Development
Lac La Hache Lac La Hache Interface Assessment (Arch)
Lac la Hache Lake of the Trees Interface Fuel Break Operational Treatment
Lone Butte Lone Butte Interface Fuel Break Operational Treatment
Green Lake Nolan Creek Interface Fuel Break Assessment (Arch)
South Green Lake  South Green Lake Egress Route Operational Treatment
Mount Timothy/ Lac la Hache Timothy interface Fuel Break Operational Treatment
108 Mile House WL 574 Finishing Operational Treatment
Multiple Planning Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Canoe Creek Canoe Creek Prescribed Fire

Quesnel

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Kluskus

Kluskus

Operational Treatment
Kluskus Kluskus Operational Treatment
Kluskus Kluskus Operational Treatment
Quesnel Kosta's Cove Prescription Development
Barkerville Reduction Road Prescription Development
Nazko Nazko Operational Treatment
Nazko NRD Archaeology Assessments 1  Nazko Assessment (Arch)
Kluskus NRD Archaeology Assessments 1  Kluskus Assessment (Arch)
Wells NRD Archaeology Assessments 1  Wells Assessment (Arch)
Baker Creek NRD Archaeology Assessments 2 Tibbles Assessment (Arch)
Titetown NRD Archaeology Assessments 2 Titetown Assessment (Arch)
- NRD Archaeology Assessments 2 Z Road Assessment (Arch)
Kersley NRD Archaeology Assessments 2 Sisters Creek Assessment (Arch)
Wells Wells Operational Treatment
Wells Wells Operational Treatment
Quesnel Wonderland Trails FTU 33 Prescribed Fire
Nazko Poplar Mountain Prescribed Fire
Rocky Mountain
Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Invermere Invermere West Prescription Prescription Development
Cranbrook Cranbrook South Treatment Operational Treatment
Cranbrook Cranbrook South Prescription Prescription Development
Invermere Invermere West Treatment Operational Treatment
Cranbrook Cranbrook East Treatment Operational Treatment
Kimberley Kimberley West Treatment Operational Treatment
Wasa Wasa Prescription Prescription Development
Columere Columere Treatment Operational Treatment
Wilmer Wilmer Treatment Operational Treatment
Jaffray Colvalli North Prescribed Fire
Mayook Rampart Mayook Prescribed Fire
Bull River/Jaffray/Cranbrook Habitat Enhancement for Bighorn Sheep on Bull Mountain Prescribed Fire
Elkford Forsythe multi-species habitat enhancement  Prescribed Fire
Grasmere McDonald Burn Prescribed Fire
Bull River Supply Creek Prescribed Fire
Grasmere McGuire Habitat Enhancement Prescribed Fire
Fernie Sulphur Creek prescribed burn for habitat enhancement  Prescribed Fire
Elko Lizard Burn Prescribed Fire

Selkirk

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Rock Creek

Rock Creek Fairgrounds 

Operational Treatment
Christina Lake  Christina Oxbows Operational Treatment
Christina Lake / Rock Creek  Boundary Invasive Species Management Operational Treatment
Woodbury  Woodbury TU 1 Operational Treatment
Deer Park Deer Park Conservation Area Operational Treatment
Pass Creek  Sentinel Treatment Operational Treatment
Yahk Yahk North Prescription  Prescription Development
Burton Burton Prescription Prescription Development
Edgewood Edgewood Prescription  Prescription Development
Beaverdell Beaverdell Treatment Operational Treatment
Castlegar Castlegar Tactical Plan Tactical Plan
Nelway Nelway Prescription Prescription Development
Pass Creek  Pass Creek Prescription Prescription Development
Golden Golden Treatment  Operational Treatment
Balfour Balfour Treatment  Operational Treatment
Balfour Balfour Prescription  Prescription Development
Castlegar Airport Creek Prescription Prescription Development
Arrow Park Arrow Park Prescription Prescription Development
Six Mile (Nelson) Six Mile Prescription  Prescription Development
Deer Park Deer Park Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Fauquier Van Houten Creek Prescribed Fire Prescribed Fire
Rock Creek Rexin Ecosystem Restoration Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
Deer Park Twobit 4 Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire

Fort Nelson

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Fort Nelson Fort Nelson Pipeline Bypass North: AIA Assessment (Arch)
Fort Nelson Fort Nelson Pipeline Bypass South: AIA Assessment (Arch)

Peace

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Wonowon Wonowon: AIA Assessment (Arch)
Wonowon Wonowon Pile Burning Operational Treatment
Wonowon Wonowon Treatment Tidy Operational Treatment
Wonowon Wonowon: Implementation Contractor Other (Administration)
Tumbler Ridge Tumbler Ridge 1/ North Terrain Geotechnical Assessment Other (Assessments/Surveys)
Tumbler Ridge Tumbler Ridge North: AIA Assessment (Arch)
Red Creek, Coffee Creek, Prespatou South Peace Hazard Abatement Prescription Development
Red Creek, Coffee Creek, Prespatou South Peace Hazare Abatement (Tactical Plan) Tactical Planning

Mackenzie

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Tsay Keh Dene Nation Tsay Keh Dene WRR Operational Treatment
Kwadacha Kwadacha WRR Operational Treatment
Kwadacha Kwadacha WRR Operational Treatment
Multiple DMK Tactical Plan Tactical Planning
Mackenzie Highway 39 WRR Prescribed Fire

Prince George

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Prince George Pilot Mountain Rd. Operational Treatment
Prince George Pidherny Lower Lot  Operational Treatment
Prince George Archaeology Surveys Assessment (Arch)
Prince George Implementation Funding Other (Administration)

Stuart Nechako

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Takla DSN Tactical Plan Tactical Planning
Coast Mountain
Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Terrace, Rosswood Terrace Rosswood Tactical Plan Tactical Planning

Nadina

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Pendelton Bay Pendelton Bay Site Prescription  Prescription Development
Pendelton Bay Pendelton Bay (PB-CO-01) Operational Operational Treatment
Houston Summit Lake Prescription Prescription Development
Houston/Topley Houston/Topley, Burns Lake North, Francois Lake North Rx Prescription Development
Burns Lake Burns Lake Rx development Prescription Development

Skeena-Stikine

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Smithers Seymour Ridge (FTU-1) Operational Treatment Operational Treatment
Lower Post, Jade City, Good Hope Lake North Cassiar Site Prescription Prescription Development
Iskut, Dease Lake, Telegraph Creek Tahltan Site Prescription Prescription Development
Atlin Atlin (FTU-00-08) Operational Operational Treatment
Gitanyow Gitanyow Fire Stewardship Prescribed Fire

Chilliwack

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Boothroyd Boothroyd (Polygons: SWPI 517-9) Operational Treatment
Post Creek/Chilliwack Lake Chilliwack Lake Egress/Paulsen (Post Creek) Prescription Development
Boothroyd Boothroyd Polygon CR1 (2014) Prescription Development
Boothroyd Boothroyd Polygon CR2 (2015) Prescription Development
Spuzzum Spuzzum (Polygon: SWPI 516-17) Operational Treatment

Sunshine Coast

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Powell River DSC Communications Towers Prescription Bundle Prescription Development
Halfmoon Bay Halfmoon Bay Elementary Prescription Development
West Sechelt West Sechelt - Phase 1 Prescription Development

Sea to Sky

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Garibaldi Park Road Garibaldi Park Road Operational Treatment
D'Arcy D'Arcy TU D1 Operational Treatment
Birkenhead Birkenhead Lake Estates Operational Treatment
Squamish Evans Lake and Cheakamus Canyon AIA Assessment (Arch)
Squamish Tenquile Lake burn plan and prescription-cultural_prescribed burn Prescribed Fire

Cascades

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Peter Hope Lake Residences and Resort 8 Priority Areas; Merritt TSA - Carry over from FY 2022 Operational Treatment
Merritt Cascades Maintenance, Beech Road Operational Treatment
Peter Hope Lake Residences and Resort Peter Hope Lake Operational Treatment
Coldwater Reserve Coutlee Plateau Operational Treatment
Shulus Reserve Shulus Road Operational Treatment
Nooiatch Reserve Nooiatch Operational Treatment
Seton Portage Tsal’alh Community Resiliency; Seton Lake Operational Treatment
Missezula Lake Residences Missezula Lake Prescription Development
Glimpse Lake Residences Glimpse FLTC Prescription Development
Shulus Reserve Lindley Creek Road Prescription Development
Nooiatch Reserve Shackelly Road Prescription Development
Skuppah 4 Indian Reserve Skuppah Prescription Development
Lytton Lillooet Roundtable; Lillooet TSA Tactical Plan
Merritt Merritt Roundtable; Merritt TSA Tactical Plan
Coldwater Reserve Coutlee Plateau Prescribed Fire
Merritt Rodeo Grounds Prescribed Fire
Lytton Lytton Highway 1 Prescribed Fire

Okanagan Shuswap

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Salmon Arm Mt.Ida Prescription Development
Penticton Naramata Operational Treatment
Vernon Terrace Mtn Operational Treatment
Lake Country Spion Kop Operational Treatment
Lee Creek Lee Creek Prescription Development
Celista Celista Prescription Development
Penticton Reservoir Rd Prescription Development
Summerland Fish Lake Rd Phase II Prescription Development
Salmon Arm Fly Hills 1 Operational Treatment
Salmon Arm Fly Hills 5 Operational Treatment
Salmon Arm Fly Hills 2 Operational Treatment
Salmon Arm Fly Hills 4 Operational Treatment
Penticton Ellis Creek PB Prescribed Fire
Penticton Penticton Creek PB Prescribed Fire
Peachland Munro PB Prescribed Fire
Vernon BX Prescription Development
St Ives Saint Ives Prescription Development
Hedley Hedley Prescription Development
Anglemont Anglemont Operational Treatment
West Kelowna Rose Valley Prescription Development
Scotch Creek Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, (DOS Contract/Parks Project) Prescription Development

Thompson Rivers

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Clearwater District of Clearwater Operational Treatment
Clearwater Wells Gray Community Forest - Gill Creek Operational Treatment
Heffley Lake  Heffley Lake Operational Treatment
Blue River  Blue River Operational Treatment
Bruhn Ridge  Bruhn Ridge Operational Treatment
Kamloops  Evergreen Operational Treatment
Kamloops  Paul Lake Operational Treatment
Kamloops  City of Kamloops- Inskip (Formally Westsyde) Operational Treatment
Barriere North Thompson Tactical Plan
Venables Valley Venables Valley Operational Treatment
Lac le Jeune  Lac le Jeune Operational Treatment
Kamloops City of Kamloops - Pineview  Operational Treatment
Sun Peaks  Whitecroft Operational Treatment
Hat Creek Hat Creek Prescribed Fire
Kamloops Kamloops Lake Burns  Prescribed Fire
Savona Tunkwa Lake Road  Prescribed Fire
Various DTR Implementation Contractor Other (Administration)

North Island Central Coast

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Bella Coola K Road South and East Prescription Development

South Island

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Errington Little Mountain Operational Treatment
Mesachie Mesachie Fuel Operational Treatment
Shawnigan Lake North Shawnigan Neighbourhoods Prescription Development
East Sooke Mount Maguire Operational Treatment
Qualicum Beach Qualicum Ambulance Operational Treatment
Multiple in DSI DSI Operational Treatment Monitoring Other (Administration)

West Coast Region

Nearest Community Project Name Project Type
Vancouver Island (Various) Initial Assessments for Project Prioritizing  Other (Assessments/Surveys)
Vancouver Island (Various) Fire Effects Monitoring Standard Protocol Prescribed Fire