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. Clearing work will continue along the Highway 29 realignment right-of-way.
Any timber that is merchantable is hauled to local mills, and remaining waste wood is mulched, bucked to shorter logs or burned.
From October to March, burning may take place in the following areas:
- Halfway River drainage
- Islands in the Peace River
- South bank of the Peace River between Halfway River and Farrell Creek
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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- Clearing and debris management
- FAQ: Clearing and debris management
- Site C Smoke Management Plan
- Information sheet: Clearing and debris management