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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.

 

 

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