Ecosystem restoration burn planned northwest of Quesnel near Neewa Creek

Burning will take place between April 19 and 30, 2021

Some wildfire risk reduction and ecosystem restoration burns are planned for the Cariboo, including an area nine kilometres northwest of Batnuni Lake, near Neewa Creek.

A total of 26.5 hectares will be burned beginning Monday, April 19 and continue periodically until April 30.

“This is an ecosystem restoration burn aims to restore native grasslands through low to moderate intensity ground fire,” the BC Wildfire Service noted in a news release, noting it will also improve habitat and forage opportunities for grassland dependent plants and animals, as well as decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

The project is being administered by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development with the assistance of the BC Wildfire Service.

Read more: Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit’in

Earlier this week the Cariboo Fire Centre issued a news release urging the public to be cautious with outdoor burning.

Read more: Caution urged with outdoor burning says Cariboo Fire Centre

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation call 1-800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on a cell phone.



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