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Posted: September 30, 2014

Burn targets hit; more planned weather depending

The Wildfire Management Branch, Southeast Fire Centre, conducted an ecosystem restoration prescribed burn on Thursday, September 25 in the Rocky Mountain Trench between Cranbrook and Kimberley.

Strategic Fire Control staff also joined the burn, which will help rejuvenate 387 hectares of prime winter grazing habitat.

Burn boss André Chalabi, (shown in above photo in the front row, far left), said initial visual assessments show the burn targets were hit.

“This was a low intensity burn to promote good grass regrowth next spring,” Chalabi said. “If weather conditions continue to cooperate, crews will deploy again within the next few weeks to conduct another burn near Englishman’s Creek Provincial Recreation Site and the Sweetwater Lake Village at Koocanusa (Bare Mountain).

Photo Credit: José Galdámez

Trish Barnes,

The Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program

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