SIFCo BLOG

October 9, 2019

After a well deserved summer break our crew are back to work within the Trozzo, Anderson and Ponderosa watersheds as well as around the Bannock Point recreation area.

If you have any questions regarding this work please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

September 12, 2019

SLOCAN VALLEY WILDFIRE RESILIENCY OPEN HOUSE

SIFCo is working with the communities in the Slocan Valley to improve wildfire hazard reduction information and activities. Residents of the area are invited to come to one of the two events to be held at the end of September...

August 28, 2019

SIFCo has been in the process of creating A Slocan Valley Wildfire Resiliency Program (SVWRP) and has recently hired Amanda Murphy who will be taking on the role of Program Manager.

The SVWRP aims to provide our local residents with the information, resources and tool...

July 24, 2019

Thank you to our wonderful crew for all of their hard work this season! 

We have now completed our Slocan project which has been very well received by our local Rail Trail users and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society.  It looks fantastic.

We hope you enjoy your well ea...

June 3, 2019

WUI fuel management reduces potential fire intensity and rate of spread by reducing the fuel load in the lower forest canopy. 

This video discusses our Type Five treatment, which is the retreatment of previously treated areas.

The rate at which post-treatment coniferous...

May 22, 2019

SIFCo, a small leading-edge forestry coop, is gaining widespread recognition as a forerunner and leader in Climate Change adaptation, Wildfire Mitigation strategy, Landscape Level management and Integral Forestry.

We currently have a great opportunity for someone to joi...

May 2, 2019

This treatment method is similar to our Type 2 – Post-Harvest Fuel Management – treatment however it is carried out in interface areas where combinations of insect attack, root disease, blowdown and past high-grading have depleted the merchantable timber to the point w...

March 31, 2019

Our crew have returned to work after a well deserved winter break!  They are currently working on a Type One Treatment just south of Red Mountain Road.

If you have any questions regarding this work please do not hesitate to contact us!

March 19, 2019

Today we released our Type Two Treatment video!

This treatment method is used in areas that have been previously harvested to reduce fuel loads and initiate climate change adaptation using a merchantable understory removal / overstory retention approach. The harvest pas...

March 6, 2019

Our Type 1 WUI treatment method involves our hand crews going into a forested area which has been identified as a fire corridor and removing either dead or ‘non - merchantable’ accumulated fuels, in order to achieve our fuel management reduction goals.

This video docume...

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