Wildfires

The regulations regarding outdoor burning, including campfires, vary throughout our region. All areas of the region are regulated by the provincial Wildfire Act. The City of Powell River, Savary Island, and Van Anda and Gillies Bay on Texada Island have their own local bylaws regulating outdoor burning.

 

Community Wildfire Protection Planning

qathet Regional District (qRD) developed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Savary Island in 2009 and for the qRD mainland in 2015. These CWPPs provide the Regional District with a framework that can be used to identify methods and guide future actions to mitigate fire risk.

 

Check out the FireSmart Coastal Brochure and watch this short FireSmart video below to help reduce the risk of wildfire to your home and neighborhood.