Kelowna: Fire Mitigation for Safe and Sound Communities

One of the challenges of living in some of the beautiful, heavily treed areas of B.C. is the annual risk of fires. Responsible developers of communities like Wilden, located on a forested slope in Kelowna, are keeping the ecosystem healthy–and residents safe, and their investments protected–through forest-management strategies. Fire mitigation techniques like thinning trees, removing potential fire fuel from vulnerable areas and strategies like wood-chipping or controlled burning help maintain a resilient and healthy natural forest.

By Steve Threndyle