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