A project to help reduce the risk of wildfires will start on Monday in Nelson’s Mountain Station neighbourhood.
The project will be conducted by a local contracted company to remove dead and dying understory trees, prune retained trees and burn piles to mitigate Nelson’s wildfire risk and improve overall community protection efforts.
“This important work, not only decreases the wildfire risk for the adjacent neighborhoods, but it also increases the wildfire resiliency of the city’s critical infrastructure [the Mountain Station reservoir],” fire chief Jeff Hebert said in a news release.
Work on the program is scheduled to continue until the end of December and is part of the broader community wildfire risk reduction program undertaken by the City of Nelson, and other community partners.
The 6.2 hectare project is provincially funded by the Community Resiliency Investment Program.