On Thursday, November 28, 2019, work to reduce the potential for wildfires to spread rapidly from forests to urban areas (the wildland urban interface) will resume.
This work is being done in select locations in the District, and entails reducing the amount of small trees and brush that can help a fire spread from the ground to the tree canopy (ladder fuels), along with materials that can easily catch fire, such as accumulations of dried branches and other flammable organic materials.
Crews will be working in the following areas:
E Braemar Road
They will start at the east end at Dyck Road treatment site on November 28, and plan to have all areas completed by March 2020. These dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and may change.
Any remaining phased works will be completed in the Fall 2020.
Some trails and pathways near Braemar and Dempsey may be partially blocked during operations, so please avoid entering work areas to ensure everyone’s safety.
The work being done this year is a continuation of a vegetation management program that started in 2010, and is one of the key actions identified in our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).