MAIN TOPIC: Community-based tenures in the Wildland Urban Interface

Date, time and location –  to be announced.

This has been on all of our minds since last summers’ catastrophic fires, which miraculously have spared much of Kaslo and Area D and its surrounding tenures.  July will be a good month to discuss the BC Community Forest Association’s current direction:

Community forests offer a proven way forward. Given the successes of BC’s 56 community forests to date, and the ability of the community forest model to achieve multiple, complimentary goals, the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) is proposing an expansion of the community forest program, for both new and existing community forests, primarily in the wildland urban interface (WUI).

You can view the BCCFA bulletin here:

WUI-Expansion-Concept-Feb-2018-2-page

The KDCFS has been successful in securing a Forest Enhancement Society (FES) grant towards the development of a Landscape Level Wildfire Protection Plan within our license area and data collection will be underway by that time. We hope to complete the Report in the spring of 2019.

You can find out more about LLWPPs from the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) who have done excellent work towards fire proofing communities in the Slocan Valley since 2008.

SIFCO Wildland Urban Interface Planning