Fuel modification continues in Rose Valley Regional Park

The third year of a staged fuel modification project is continuing in a section of Rose Valley Regional Park.

  • Jun. 16, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The third year of a staged fuel modification project is continuing in a section of Rose Valley Regional Park.

During the past two years, as crews have been available, the BC Wildfire Management Branch has been working in a portion of the park north of Bowes and Pettman Roads.

Crews are brushing, thinning and removing fire hazard trees and ladder fuels as part of a multi-year fuel modification project on a 10-hectare section in the north end of the park above Bear Creek Road.

While BC Wildfire Management Branch crews are working in this area of the park, visitors should be aware some trails may be temporarily closed. They’re asked to stay out of any closed areas for their own safety, as well as the safety of workers.

Collected wood debris will be piled for disposal when open burning is allowed next fall and winter, on days when both air quality and venting conditions are favourable.

This work has received approval by West Kelowna Fire Rescue and will be conducted in accordance with regional district air quality and open burning regulations.

Prior to any decision to proceed with burning on a particular day, local fire authorities and media will be advised.

For more information, visit regional district parks services webpage, regionaldistrict.com/parks, e-mail parks@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6232.

 

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