Wildfire Risk Reduction Project in the Penticton Trails, Pile Burning from October 4th, 2021 to November 30th, 2021

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development seeks to
share information with you regarding a Wildfire Risk Reduction Project in the Penticton Trails
area that is scheduled to restart October 4th, 2021 and will be active until November 30th, 2021;
the main objective for this timeframe being pile burning.

 

The primary purpose of this treatment is to lower potential fire intensity and the risk of fire
spread in a stand that is in close range of private residences, transmission lines, and local
businesses.

 

The treatment phase involved removal of ladder fuels and thinning of understory trees less than
15 cm diameter at breast height. Fuels will be burned on site in small piles in compliance with
the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulations (OBSCR). When burning commences, you can
expect smoke in the trails system and workers tending to the piles for a few days.

 

Please note that these activities may cause temporary trail closures. Trails within the treatment
units will be gated periodically for the safety of the public. Contact information will be provided
on signs posted at closure points. Please see the map below for the location of treatment units.
Please contact (604) 485-0700 or FTA.DSC@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions, concerns, or if
you require any further information regarding the planned treatments.