Prescribed burn for Tranquille Ecological Reserve
KAMLOOPS — B.C. Parks will be conducting a
prescribed burn in Tranquille ecological reserve to
restore important habitat and to reduce the risk of a
major wildfire. Approximately 60 hectares of the
reserve’s 230 hectares will be burned.
The prescribed burn will reduce the fuel hazard and
potential for an extreme fire, as well as restore the
natural habitat for Ponderosa Pine and blue bunch
The ecological reserve depends on fire to restore
ecological balance. Successful fire suppression over
the years has caused forest movement into the
grassland areas, which changes the natural species
composition of the ecological reserve.
B.C. Parks, the B.C. Forest Service, Agriculture
Canada and volunteers from the community will work
together to conduct the prescribed burn. To ensure
minimal impact to local air quality, B.C. Parks staff
will burn on a day with a good venting index.
Tranquille ecological reserve is bordered on three
sides by Lac du Bois provincial park and provincial
forest land on the west. There are no residences in
For further information, please contact:
Alex Dabrowski Tel: — Monty Downs Tel: —–
Published in M2 PressWIRE on Wednesday, 31 March 1999
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