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August 18, 2016

Funding was received this year from the UBCM Wildfire Protection program for hand treatment above the Army Road from Boulder Trail out to Higgins Hill. Contractors worked through the summer and fall of 2016 slashing small conifers and building burn piles. You can view...

October 31, 2015

The fuel treatment contractor that was hired to do the work on the Duck Pond unit has proposed that we mulch the piles instead of burning them. He has a skid steer with a mulching attachment mounted on the front that masticates the material in the piles. After seeing a...

July 2, 2015

It has taken some time but we are now moving ahead with new fuel treatments in the Park. The initial call for proposals resulted in a number of tenders that were over budget but thanks to the folks at the UBCM Community Wildfire Protection program the City of Kimberley...

July 3, 2013

Work is proceeding this summer and fall on the treatment unit above Boulder Trail, parts of the Overwaitea Hill and a revised treatment unit on the south slope of Myrtle Mountain. The Myrtle Mountain treatment area defined in 2011 proved somewhat contentious since it i...

May 3, 2012

The piles built in the fall and winter of 2010 and 2011 have now been successfully burned. First attempts to burn the piles in February proved problematic because of the amount of snow. A second attempt later in the spring was successful, with easy ignition and near co...

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