Fuel thinning will begin in the Riverside (Cheakamus Crossing) treatment units in April and take approximately two months to complete. The crews will then move to the Taluswood and Rainbow neighbourhood locations later in the summer/fall.
The treatment units are a series of smaller blocks adjacent to the existing Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood and the areas under development. The second growth forest is identified at high risk of ignition and wildfire movement. The work involves the use of heavy machinery, saws and a chipper resulting in loud noise at times. The crew will be following the RMOW Noise Bylaw hours of work. Trails affected by the work will be closed and rehabilitated after work is complete. Please obey all signs and crew instructions for your own safety.
Visit whistler.ca/FuelThinning for more information on fuel thinning in Whistler.