Community forest aims to protect residents from wildfire
July 7, 2017 - A community forest in Williams Lake, B.C., is planning to create a fuel break to prevent a wind-driven wildfire from reaching a nearby residential area.
By Maria Church
The forest manager Ken Day told the Williams Lake Tribune the plan is to clear an 11-kilometre long, 300-metre wide pathway that would prevent crown fire from spreading. The project will begin with thinning the forest, followed by trucking out the commercial logs and sending them to nearby mills.
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