Across the country, Canadians are faced with the reality of wildfire in the urban interface as we continue to expand into the back-country. While it is a global problem, the solutions are uniquely localized to the communities affected. What works to reduce the wildfire risk in communities such as Vancouver, Prince George, Kelowna and Merritt are unique to each community. They may have similar themes, however, each community will require different strategies and tactics specific to their communities needs.
It is why our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is key to our community’s resiliency.
What is a CWPP?
It is a strategic plan developed to guide wildfire mitigation at all scales and land ownership. The plan identifies local wildfire threat risks in and around the community, defines what needs to be done to fix them, and proposes an action plan to implement them.
Wildfire suppression is an action taken after the problem presents itself. Wildfire mitigation practices are the actions taken before the problem occurs to reduce the risk for fire loss of people, homes and businesses in the community of Merritt.
You can view our CWPP here: