Mount Revelstoke National Park. (File)

Small burnings planned on Mount Revelstoke

As part of Parks Canada wildfire risk reduction plan

What’s happening?

Parks Canada and BC Wildfire Service fire crews continue to collaborate on wildfire risk reduction work in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Woody debris from this work is being piled up and will be burned on-site as early as September 3rd. Most work is taking place on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke, along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway near the top of the ski jump, and along the southern park boundary. You may notice smoke along the base of the mountain.

This work contributes to wildfire risk reduction actions taking place in and around the Revelstoke area by reducing forest fuels in this area, completing the community fireguard around the city.

Parkway Bend Prescribed Fire

Further up the mountain, preparations are complete for the planned Parkway Bend prescribed fire. After September 3rd, if a specific set of conditions, or “prescription”, are achieved, Parks Canada fire management specialists will conduct the prescribed fire.

The primary goal of the prescribed fire, located 17 km up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, is to create a landscape-level fuel break limiting the potential spread of wildfire on the front face of Mount Revelstoke.

Through safe and effective fire management, we are reducing the danger of wildfire to the public, infrastructure and neighbouring lands, while improving the ecological health of our forests.

What to expect:

Watch for crews working along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Smoke may be visible from brush pile burning. An update will be provided if conditions are favourable to ignite the Parkway Bend prescribed fire.

Just Posted

Liam’s lowdown: Fall eats

If you hangout with people that do not cook, find new friends

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 19

Jack Snoddy Museum Assistant 120 Years Ago, Revelstoke Herald, September 20, 1899… Continue reading

VIDEO: Historic railway equipment moved to Revelstoke museum

The Selkirk Spreader was built specifically for Revelstoke in 1931 and retired in 2005

Columbia-Shuswap governments promised voice in caribou recovery

Population of Frisby-Boulder herd northeast of Sicamous at 11 animals and declining

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Epic overtime battle, big turnout for memorial night to late owner of Okanagan hockey team

The KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs hounoured Grant Sheridan with a win in the team’s home-opener

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Most Read