Inventory and Monitoring
- The hazardous fuel types and fire risk for the forests around Whistler have been mapped to show where the highest priorities are for fuel treatment.
- Potential landscape level fuel breaks are identified.
Working With Partners
- The RMOW and the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) are working together to plan and carry out the fuel thinning for the fuel breaks.
- The CCF is the tenure holder for the area and can acquire the provincial permits, contract out and supervise the work.
Policy and Planning
- The RMOW hired B.A. Blackwell and Associates to prepare the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and the landscape level fire behaviour model to determine where the fuel breaks should go.
- Blackwell is currently developing a comprehensive strategic plan that integrates the Community Wildfire Protection Plan with the landscape fuel break plans to create a coordinated wildfire strategy for Whistler.
On The Ground
- The RMOW began developing a fuel break along the gravel Callaghan forest service road in autumn 2014. When complete it will extend from near the highway up to the RMOW boundary at the 5km mark.
- Plans are being prepared to begin work on thinning along the Cheakamus Lake Road.
How Can You Help?
- FireSmart your property.
- Respect seasonal fire bans.
- Call 911 or *5555 if you see a wildfire.