Burn project begins
Restoration of a natural ecosystem near Lumby is underway.
On Monday, the Ministry of Forests launched prescribed burns in the Woodward Creek and Satellite Hill areas. Weather-permitting, the project will continue until May 6.
“The reintroduction of managed, low-intensity ground fires to these grasslands and open forests is intended to restore and maintain traditional plant communities that are natural for these areas,” states a ministry release.
The Woodward Creek area burn will cover an estimated 60 hectares, about 20 kilometres west of Lumby and north of Highway 6.
The burn in the Satellite Hill area will cover an estimated 62 hectares, about six kilometres south of Lumby and south of Highway 6, in the Harris Creek area.