South Coast Projects

Project Title Project Proponent Society Purpose Full Proposal Description Closest Community
South Coast Region
Boston Bar Fibre Recovery Interwest Timber Ltd. Fibre Recovery Utilization of waste wood that is otherwise uneconomical. Pulp fibre will be sent to a Chips Ahoy plant for chipping and future delivery to coastal pulp mills. The avoidance of pile burning results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the achievement of B.C.'s and Canada's climate change targets. Boston Bar
Post Wildfire OGMA Rehabilitation FLNRORD-Coast Research Stand Rehabilitation This project involved experimental treatments to accelerate the development of old growth structure, carbon sequestration capacity, and resiliency to fire in moderately to severely burned Old Growth Management Areas. The first treatment was based on current tree regeneration standards; the second will use provincial climate change informed species selection (CCISS) tools. Pemberton
Access Corridor Fuel Reduction Implementation FLNRORD - Sea to Sky District Wildfire Risk Reduction Sqomish was selected to plan and deliver treatments along the Blackwater Forest Service Road on the coastal interior transition of the Sea to Sky District and reflected a high priority for the Ministry. The treatments were very difficult and costly to undertake given the terrain, wood types and complexity of a main road along a fish bearing stream. About half the area was completed with the available funding. The Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park at the end of the road is a high use park with only the Blackwater FSR as the access in and out. Making the road access safer for travel during a wildfire was one of the objectives of this project. D'Arcy
Whistler Fuel Reduction Cheakamus Community Forest Wildfire Risk Reduction The project runs along both sides of the Cheakamus Lake Forest Service Road which serves as the main access point into Cheakamus Lake and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The project is co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), and all revenue generated from the sale of logs from the thinning are applied to reduce the cost of treatment. The goal of the project is to alter wildfire behavior by modifying forest densities and structure in this heavily used portion of the community forest to protect the south facing slopes of Whistler Mountain, the community of Whistler, and the western edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Whistler
Fuel Reduction Thinning 2019-2021 Cheakamus Community Forest Wildfire Risk Reduction The project runs along both sides of the Cheakamus Lake Forest Service Road which serves as the main access point into Cheakamus Lake and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The project is co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), and all revenue generated from the sale of logs from the thinning are applied to reduce the cost of treatment. The goal of the project is to alter wildfire behavior by modifying forest densities and structure in this heavily used portion of the community forest to protect the south facing slopes of Whistler Mountain, the community of Whistler, and the western edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Whistler
Planning, Prescriptions, and Layout-Fuel Reduction Cheakamus Community Forest Wildfire Risk Reduction This project continues work on the Whistler area wildfire fuel break and involves the removal of trees and surface and ladder fuels with delivery of the vegetation to a composting site. The priority areas are along the single lane forest service road in and out of Cheakamus Lake and Garabaldi Provincial Park. This project leads to further projects to complete the entire road system and promote a safer egress route in the case of wildfire. Whistler
S2S District Access Fuel Treatments B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. Wildfire Risk Reduction This project involved planning for wildfire fuel management treatments to improve community, recreation, and infrastructure access and escape route corridors. The project is consistent with the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and initial focus will be for road access to high use areas that have a single egress route in and out. The prescriptions will lead to future projects for treatments. D'Arcy, Whistler