Large fuel reduction projects to begin

CORD has approved two large fire hazard reduction projects for Rose Valley and Glen Canyon regional parks.

The Central Okanagan Regional District has approved two large fire hazard reduction projects for Rose Valley and Glen Canyon regional parks.

The project in Rose Valley Regional Park is slated to begin later this month and will see pine beetle infested and dead hazard trees, brushing and ground fuels removed from approximately 50-hectares of the Crown land tenure between the Rose Valley Properties subdivision, Westlake Road, Rose Valley Elementary School, West Kelowna Road and McPhail Court.

In addition, the Regional District will conduct fire hazard reduction and tree removal work on a 10-hectare Crown land portion of Glen Canyon Regional Park at the end of Smith Creek Road.  As most of the trees in this area are large, merchantable timber will be stored for disposal and fee recovery by the Ministry of Forests.  Any open burning of non-merchantable debris will also be done when weather conditions allow and with permits from West Kelowna Fire Rescue.

For more information visit the Regional District website, email parks@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6232.

Please note that while crews are working, trails leading into and through the work areas will be closed. Signs and barricades will be in place when trails are closed.  For safety please do not enter any closed areas.

 

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