Crown Land Wildfire Risk Reduction

Administered through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development with an initial 2019/20 investment of up to $20M per year, through to 2021/22. Highlights of the program include:

  • Fuel management planning and treatment activities focusing on provincial Crown land located around communities.
  • Prescribed fire (including planning and operational treatments) and the development of a comprehensive provincial prescribed fire program.
  • Risk reduction activities targeting provincially identified critical infrastructure, beginning with critical response infrastructure such as government-owned radio repeaters, weather stations and airtanker bases.
  • Operational projects funded by the CRI Crown Land WRR category will be contracted via BC Bid and will help to increase community resiliency to wildfire, increase ecosystem resiliency and support local contractors in communities across the province.
  • Infrastructure, beginning with critical response infrastructure such as government-owned radio repeaters, weather stations and airtanker bases.

Successful WRR outcomes require collaboration and coordination within joint operations as implementation of these funds will occur in partnership between BCWS, Resource Districts, BC Parks, BC Timber Sales and Mountain Resorts Branch.

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

Supporting Documents

2020 Community Resiliency Investment Projects

 

Northwest Fire Centre

NWFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

Nadina

South Side WRR Plan

Tactical Planning

N/A

13,262

Nadina

South Side Priority 1 - Phase 1

Site Level Planning

No 

200

Nadina

South Side Priority 1 - Phase 2

Operational Treatment

No 

100

Nadina

Houston CWPP Treatment Unit 4  - Phase 1

Site Level Planning

No 

246

Nadina

Houston CWPP Treatment Unit 4 - Phase 2

Operational Treatment

Yes

150

Nadina

BLCF Priority Zone One Prescribed Fire  and Planning Implementation 

Operational Treatment

Yes

100

Nadina

Houston Area A Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation 

Operational Treatment

Yes

100

Skeena Stikine

Smithers Telkwa WRR Plan

Tactical Planning

N/A

41,858

Skeena Stikine

Wetzinkwa Comfor - Site Level

Site Level Planning

No

300

Skeena Stikine

Wetzinkwa Comfor - Operational

Operational Treatment

No

100

Mountain Resorts Branch

Hudson Bay Mountain

Tactical Planning / Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

110

 

Prince George Fire Centre

PGFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

Region

NE Region Overview 1

Tactical Planning

N/A

127,449

Region

NE Region Overview 2

Site Level Planning

No

750

Mackenzie

Kwadacha, Tsay Keh & Manson

Prescription Development

No

294

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Highway

Prescription Development

No

198

Mackenzie

Kwadacha & Tsay Keh

Operational Treatment

No

100

Prince George

Tete Jaune, Valemount, Heather Park & Bear Lake

Prescription Development

No

61

Prince George

Tete Jaune & Valemount

Operational Treatment

No

44

Prince George

Heather Park

Operational Treatment

No

6

Prince George

Bear Lake

Operational Treatment

No

11

Prince George

DPG Prescription Completion

Prescription Development

No

440

Mountain Resorts Branch

Powder King, Purden & Murray Ridge: Tactical Planning

Tactical Planning

N/A

69

Mountain Resorts Branch

Powder King, Purden & Murray Ridge: Prescription 

Prescription Development

Yes

69

 

Cariboo Fire Centre

CaFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

100 Mile House

South Green

Operational Treatment

No

75

100 Mile House

Deka/Higgins Lake

Operational Treatment

No

60

100 Mile House

South Green Egress

Operational Treatment

No

65

100 Mile House

Deka Lake Egress

Operational Treatment

No

19

100 Mile House

Lake of the Trees

Operational Treatment

No

19

100 Mile House

Rail Lake

Operational Treatment

No

4

100 Mile House

Little Holden

Operational Treatment

No

8

100 Mile House

Interlakes

Operational Treatment

No

74

100 Mile House

Wildhorse

Operational Treatment

Yes

480

Cariboo-Chilcotin

WLCWPP High Priority Fuelbreak Rx's on Crown land and South Lakeside Fuel Treatment Assessment & Prescriptions/WL

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

1009

Cariboo-Chilcotin

DCC Alkali Lake Fuel Break Treatment Operations

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

89

Cariboo-Chilcotin

DCC Borland Treatment Completion

Operational Treatment

No

150

Cariboo-Chilcotin

WLCWPP Priority 1

Operational Treatment

No

100

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Fox Mountain

Operational Treatment

Yes

24

Cariboo-Chilcotin

White Road

Operational Treatment

Yes

33

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Yunesit'in Reserve

Operational Treatment

Yes

16

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Horsefly/Likely Junction

Operational Treatment

Yes

17

Cariboo-Chilcotin

TU 6 (beside IR 1)

Operational Treatment

Yes

73

Cariboo-Chilcotin

TU 1 (Joe's Lake Rd 12km)

Operational Treatment

Yes

34

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Alexis Creek Community

Operational Treatment

Yes

33

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Williams Lake CF

Operational Treatment

Yes

9

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Joe's Lake Rd (3km)

Operational Treatment

Yes

190

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Doc English

Operational Treatment

Yes

400

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Meldrum Creek

Operational Treatment

Yes

80

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Alexis Lake (east side)

Operational Treatment

Yes

212

Cariboo-Chilcotin

Sand Shed (2027km)

Operational Treatment

Yes

60

BC Parks

Churn Creek Protected Area

Operational Treatment

Yes

60

BC Parks

Green Lake Parks

Operational Treatment

No

3

BC Parks

Big Bar Parks

Operational Treatment

No

4

Quesnel

Marsh Road

Operational Treatment

No

30

Quesnel

Milburn Mountain Communication Towers

Operational Treatment

No

7

Quesnel

West Quesnel Fuel Break (WQFB)  (phase 2 for TU 1 and TU5)

Operational Treatment

No

68

Quesnel

Wells

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

826

Quesnel

?Esdilagh

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

91

Quesnel

Neewa (Batnuni)

Operational Treatment

Yes

36

Quesnel

Poplar Mountain

Operational Treatment

Yes

209

Mountain Resorts Branch

Barkerville

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

100

Mountain Resorts Branch

Cottonwood House

Prescription Development

No

9

 

Southeast Fire Centre

SEFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

Rocky Mountain

South Cranbrook

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

510

Rocky Mountain

Kimberley

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

653

Selkirk

Blewett TU1,2,3, Liard creek

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

23

Selkirk

West Kootenay (Beaverdell, Christina Lake, Golden)

Tactical Planning

N/A

1,160

Selkirk

Deer Park Mountain (2 Areas)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

157

Selkirk

Rock Creek Fairgrounds North

Prescription Development

No

126

Selkirk

Boundary (Rock Creek WBCF, Midway, Greenwood)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

229

Selkirk

West Harrop TU1

Operational Treatment

No

76

Selkirk

CP 43-1 (3,5)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

46

Selkirk

Slocan Valley (TU 4,6,7)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

41

Selkirk

Woodbury (Kaslo)

Operational Treatment

No

36

Selkirk

Overpass

Prescription Development

Yes

250

Selkirk

Rexin

Prescription Development

Yes

230

Mountain Resorts Branch

East Kootenays - (Kicking horse, Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Hill, Panorama Village, Wapiti)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

/

Mountain Resorts Branch

Panorama Mountain Village

Burn Plan

No

26

BC Parks

West Arm Park Nelson

Operational Treatment

No

54

BC Parks

TU1 - Champion Lakes Park

Operational Treatment

No

19

BC Parks

TU5 - West Arm Park - Nelson

Operational Treatment

Yes

27

 

Kamloops Fire Centre

KFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

Cascades

8 Priority Areas; Merritt TSA

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

17

Cascades

Tsal'alh Community Resiliency; Seton Lake

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

73

Cascades

Swakum 1-1; Swakum Mnt

Operational Treatment

No

43

Cascades

CWPP Implementation; Lillooet TSA

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

60

Cascades

Cascades Maintenance Treatments

Operational Treatment

No

76

Cascades

Iron Mountain Communication Towers

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

7

Cascades

Merritt Round Table; Merritt TSA

Prescription Development

Yes

TBD

Cascades

CN Rail Project

Prescribed Burn

Yes

31

Cascades

Lillooet Round Table; Lillooet TSA

Prescription Development

Yes

3000

Okanagan Shuswap

North Westside

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

200

Okanagan Shuswap

Ellison

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

98

Okanagan Shuswap

Faulder Creek

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

45

Okanagan Shuswap

South Coldstream (Kal Park)

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

25

Okanagan Shuswap

White Lake Observatory

Operational Treatment

No

21

Okanagan Shuswap

Crater Mountain

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

150

Okanagan Shuswap

Ellis Creek (merged)

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

198

Okanagan Shuswap

Penticton Creek

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

109

Okanagan Shuswap

Greyback

Prescribed Burn

Yes

16

Okanagan Shuswap

Meadow Valley

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

40

Okanagan Shuswap

Darke Lake

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

46

Okanagan Shuswap

Shuttleworth

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

177

Okanagan Shuswap

Fly Hills

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

50

Okanagan Shuswap

Lake Country Fire Guard

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

75

Okanagan Shuswap

Mt. Ida

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

50

Okanagan Shuswap

Larch Hills

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

50

Okanagan Shuswap

Munro

Prescription Development / Prescribed Burn

Yes

46

Thompson Rivers

Wells Gray Community Forest

Operational Treatment

No

40

Thompson Rivers

Venables Valley

Operational Treatment

No

34

Thompson Rivers

Chase Block (sometimes called LSIB-Chase)

Operational Treatment

No

9

Thompson Rivers

Squaam Bay

Operational Treatment

No

12

Thompson Rivers

Tunkwa Provincial Park

Prescription Development

No

30

Thompson Rivers

Blue River

Prescription Development

No

40

Thompson Rivers

District of Clearwater

Prescription Development

No

100

Thompson Rivers

Heffley Lake

Prescription Development

No

40

Thompson Rivers

Bruhn Ridge

Prescription Development

No

30

Thompson Rivers

Neskonlith 

Operational Treatment

No

15

Mountain Resorts Branch

Apex Mountain Resort

Operational Treatment

No

87

Mountain Resorts Branch

Silver Star: Treatments

Operational Treatment

No

37

Mountain Resorts Branch

Sun Peaks Resort

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

35

Mountain Resorts Branch

Big White

Operational Treatment

No

67

Mountain Resorts Branch

Silver Star: Egress Route

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

36

Mountain Resorts Branch

Silver Star: Burn plan + Prescribed Burn

Prescribed Burn

Yes

42

Mountain Resorts Branch

Big White: Burn plan + Prescribed Burn

Prescribed Burn

Yes

26

BC Parks

Spahats Creek

Operational Treatment

No

17

BC Parks

Cathedral Fire Management

Prescription Development

Yes

100

BC Timber Sales

Naramata / Penticton 

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

200

 

Coastal Fire Centre

CoFC CRI Projects

Natural Resource District

Project Name

Project Type

Prescribed Fire Project

Proposed Hectares

Sea to Sky

1 Mile Hill (PEMB-3) - Pemberton WUI TA (understory thinning)

Prescription Development

No

39

Sea to Sky

Gates Lake - Birken/SLRD Area C WUI TA (understory thinning) 

Operational Treatment

No

27

Sea to Sky

N'Quatqua Pilot  Project - N`Quatqua Nation, D'Arcy, Devine and SLRD Area C WUI TU (understory thinning)

Prescription Development

No

104

Sea to Sky

Owl Ridge Development (OWL-1) - Pemberton & SLRD Area C - WUI TA (understory thinning) & Landscape Level Fuel Break

Prescription Development

No

32

Sea to Sky

Walkerville Estates (WVE-10) - Pemberton WUI TA (understory thinning)

Prescription Development

No

20

Sea to Sky

Mackenzie Basin Suburb (MKFSR-10) - Pemberton WUI TA (understory thinning)

Prescription Development

No

101

Sea to Sky

Reid Road Development (RR10) - Pemberton WUI TA (understory thinning)

Prescription Development

No

4

Sea to Sky

Garibaldi Park Road (Ring Creek) - Squamish & SLRD Area D WUI TA (understory thinning) & Landscape Level Fuel Break (shaded fuel break)

Operational Treatment

No

10

Sea to Sky

Cheakamus Canyon (CULL-2) - District of Squamish WUI TA (understory thinning) 

Prescription Development

No

27

Sunshine Coast

Texada Island Communication Tower / Mount Pocahontas

Prescription Development

No

12

Sunshine Coast

Egmont

Prescription Development

No

2

Sunshine Coast

Penticton Trails Phase 2-A, Powell River, qathet Regional District (qRD)

Operational Treatment

No

14

Mountain Resorts Branch

Sasquatch

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

69

Mountain Resorts Branch

Blackcomb

Prescription Development / Operational Treatment

No

97

BC Parks

EC Manning Provincial Park Bonnevier/Eastgate WUI P:  RC 1  Fuel Managament and Prescribed Fire

Operational Treatment

No

125

BC Parks

EC Manning Provincial Park Manning Park Resort/BC Parks WUI P: RC 1 Fuel Management 

Operational Treatment

No

7

BC Parks

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park Windthrow and Fuel Management Project (WC Region)

Prescription Development

No

30

BC Parks

EC Manning Provincial Park Blackwall Critical Infrastructure (Repeater) and Road Access WUI Undefined Prescribed Fire

Tactical Planning

N/A

50

South Island

Mount Bruce - WUI P: Ganges

Prescription Development

No

11