SIFCO USES 5 DIFFERENT WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE TREATMENT TYPES TO REACH OUR FUEL MANAGEMENT GOALS.

For more information on each treatment click on the links at the bottom of the page.

The parameters listed below are consistent for all five of our WUI treatment types.

  • All cut stems and other fuels are disposed of by chipping or by piling and burning.   This removes all excess fuel from the forest floor so it does not pose a threat during hot dry summers. (Except in a type 5 treatment where Post-treatment cut fuel loads are light, and can be safely disposed of by lop and scatter.)

 

  • Our burns always take place in accordance with the Wildfire Act and Regulations and our piles are located away from retained trees.

 

  • Riparian reserves are established and not treated.

  • For the purpose of structural diversity and habitat values, dispersed clumps of conifer under 17.5cm in diameter are retained.

 

  • Disturbed areas due to machine traffic are always seeded within 18 months of disturbance.   

 

  • Discontinuous areas of fine fuels up 10 m x 10 m in size may be left untreated to retain biodiversity values.

  • Desidous trees & Western yew are always retained as well as habitat trees which are marked and left undisturbed