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.

Currently, the Wildfire Risk Reduction protocol calls for Forestry Consultants to develop stand treatment prescriptions to meet wildfire behaviour targets for wildfire risk reduction. The wildfire behaviour targets are developed for conditions at the 90th percentile Forest Fire Weather Index values. The newly developed 90th percentile calculator provides a consistent rationale and dataset for calculating this percentile.

For further information on this product, please contact Dana.Hicks@gov.bc.ca

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.

 

 


Contacts

Prevention HQ Staff

Kelly Osbourne
Fire and Fuel Management Officer
778 974-4902

Dana Hicks
Wildfire Threat Specialist
778 693-2777

Ed Korpela
Fire Management Planning Specialist
250 751-7063

Rory Colwell
Fuel Management Superintendent
778 799-2102

Kelsey Winter
FireSmart Program Lead
778 974-4892

Devona Hay
Provincial Geospatial Coordinator
250 312-3039

Wildfire Prevention Officers

Matt Lees
Cariboo Fire Centre
778 799-2047

Steve Richburg
Cariboo Fire Centre
250 991-9565

Tony Botica
Coastal Fire Centre
250 951-4262

Mike Aldred
Kamloops Fire Centre
250 554-5516

Shannon Irvine
Northwest Fire Centre
250 847-6616

Bruce Raby
Prince George Fire Centre
250 567-6503

Mike Morrow
Southeast Fire Centre
250 426-1785