BC Hydro will resume its burning program in Site C project areas pending suitable venting and ground conditions.
Crews are clearing vegetation, where safe and practical, from the future reservoir area to help ensure boater safety and reduce impacts to dam operations.
Any timber that is merchantable is hauled to local mills, and remaining waste wood is mulched, used in reclamation work, bucked to shorter logs or burned.
From October 2022 to March 2023, burning may take place in the following areas:
Moberly River drainage
North and South bank of the Peace River between the Site C dam site and Halfway River
Halfway River drainage
Islands in the Peace River
North and South bank of the Peace River between Halfway River and Peace Canyon Dam
The public may encounter increased smoke and lower visibility while burning and wood disposal takes place. The Site C project plans and monitors burning carefully, including the timing, size and location of the wood piles, and the smoke being emitted.
Burning activities will follow the Site C Smoke Management Plan and will only take place during custom venting windows authorized under provincial regulations, specific to Site C.
If residents see an uncontrolled fire or forest fire, they are asked to immediately contact the BC Wildfire Service at 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.
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