2011-08-28

Fuel mitigation funds requested

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will apply to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for grants to be used for the preparation of fuel management prescriptions.

The proposed projects include removing pine beetle-killed trees in forested areas at Loon Lake and South Green Lake for wildfire fuel mitigation.

TNRD Area E (Bonaparte Plateau) Director Sally Watson says the applications include one for prescription funding near Loon Lake, and another for operational funding at South Green Lake.