Prescribed burning in Chilcotin

Prescribed burns will be taking place in the Riske Creek/Becher Prairie area between now and May 30 weather permitting.

  • Apr. 28, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Prescribed burns will be taking place in the Riske Creek/Becher Prairie area between now and May 30 weather permitting.

The burns are planned for ecosystem restoration purposes. The area burns will cover an estimated 200 hectares about 50 kilometres west of Williams Lake and north of Highway 20, possibly affecting visibility for highway traffic.

The fire is part of an ongoing restoration program administered by the provincial government in collaboration with First Nations, local ranchers, Grasslands Conservation Council, B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society.