2008-01-04

Central Okanagan Regional District and City of Kelowna Participate in Program to Reduce Wildfire Hazard

To mitigate the impacts of the provincial mountain pine beetle infestation, a forest fuel and hazard tree management program is being implemented in Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park.

Hazard trees are being removed and fuel reduction areas are being established near park boundaries by Ministry of Environment contractors. This will serve to reduce the risk of wildfire spread to private property adjacent to the park. Work will begin in the first week in January.