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Posted: June 1, 2021

Ag sector support in preparing for wildfire season

Members of the agricultural sector are being encouraged to take part in an interactive webinar this week aimed at wildfire preparedness.

“This webinar has been organized to support and engage producers, farmers, ranchers as we head into wildfire season,” explained Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Wildfire Resilience Supervisor, Terry Balan. “It will be an interactive session. Not only will we be looking sharing a host of preparedness information, we are also hoping to hear from them about their needs, any gaps that have been identified in the past, and ideas about potential improvements that would see additional support provided to agricultural sector in the East Kootenay.”

The Agriculture Wildfire Information Exchange runs Thursday, June 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom and will include presentations from the BC Wildfire Service, RDEK, Climate & Agriculture Initiative, and local emergency management experts.

Topics include a 2021 Wildfire Seasonal Outlook, an overview of planned mitigation and fuel treatment activities, wildfire preparedness activities for the agricultural sector in 2021, an overview of temporary access permits during a wildfire emergency and more.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite and more information and registration details are available on the news page of the RDEK’s website: www.rdek.bc.ca.

Registration link.

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