The Federation of BC Woodlot Associations has created an informational video about the importance of Wildfire Risk Reduction in BC woodlots. 80% of the BC woodlots are within a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) which means the land is close to urban areas such as communities and neighbourhoods.
Of the 840 woodlots in BC, 80% are within the WUI. Woodlots are on the front line of reducing the risk of a catastrophic fire in a community.
By using wildfire risk reduction techniques such as reducing crown density (the number of tree tops with in a forest), clearing ladder fuels (such as branches), and cleaning up ground fuels, the risk of a wildfire sweeping through for forest and being unmanageable is much less.
Watch the Federation of BC Woodlot Association‘s video on Youtube here: