What’s New: Upcoming Prescribed Burn in the Rock Creek Area

Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship is partnered with BC Wildfire Service, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band, and the West Boundary Community Forest in planning and conducting a 2nd prescribed burn in the West Boundary (Area E) this spring. Located 3km NE of Rock Creek, the fire is estimated to be ~30 hectares in size. Same as with all prescribed burns, the timing will be based on weather, especially periods of low wind potential. To see a map of this year’s prescribed burn and to learn more about prescribed burns, check out https://kettleriver.ca/2022/03/prescribed-burn/, which includes a webinar from last year focusing on the 2022 Rock Creek prescribed burn put together by the BC Government: Ecosystem Restoration and BC Wildfire Service.

Any questions or comments about last year’s burn, please reach out to Lindsey Dewart (Ecosystem Biologist) at Lindsey.Dewart@gov.bc.ca or Ryan Gow (Prescribed Burn Boss) at Ryan.Gow@gov.bc.ca.  

Public Contact:

Lindsey Dewart                                               Ryan Gow

Ecosystems Biologist                                    Prescribed Burn Boss

Kootenay Boundary Region                       Boundary Fire Zone

778-364-1147                                                  250-814-8481