Baynes Lake Area Fuel Treatment Slash Piles to be Burned if Conditions Permit

The RDEK recently completed an interface fuel treatment project on Crown land in the Baynes Lake Area.

The last step in the process is to pile the slash and burn it.  Contractors will be on site to begin building the piles November 19th.  If the conditions are right and the venting index is good, we will begin burning the piles November 19th. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

The piles are located along the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Road near the Strawberry Hill area. The goal of this project was to reduce the fuel load in the area and reduce the risk of wildfires. If there are questions about the project please feel free to contact:

  • Sanford Brown
    Building & Protective Services Manager
    1-888-478-7335 or
  • Dave Boreen
    Elk Valley / South Country Fire Chief