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Wildfire Risk Reduction Project to Begin in Hidden Valley South
The Provincial Wildfire Risk Reduction Program will begin fuel reduction treatments in Hidden Valley South this week.
“We wanted to let residents and users of this area know they can expect to see an increase in activity in and around Hidden Valley over the next few months as this work is undertaken,” says RDEK Wildfire Resiliency Supervisor Terry Balan.
The Provincial Wildfire Risk Reduction Program is running the project and will be starting this week with an estimated completion date of March 2023.
Mechanical treatment, which involves the use of logging equipment to reduce the amount of built-up fuel within dense stands of trees, will be completed adjacent to the Peavine Forest Service Road (FSR) and Hogg Creek Road, and south of the large hydro transmission line. Logged timber will then be centrally located at the junction of the Peavine FSR and Hidden Valley Road.
“These treatments will reduce wildfire risk, enhance wildlife habitat and support resiliency within our forests,” adds Balan.
For more information on the Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects underway in the region, visit engage.rdek.bc.ca/firesmart.
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