Frontera Forrest Solutions to create Hope's Community Wildfire Resiliency Plan

Plan will help locals and stakeholders be wildfire resilient
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Frontera Forrest Solutions has been hired to create a community wildfire resiliency plan for Hope.

The District of Hope and Hope Firesmart have hired Frontera Forrest Solutions (FFS) to create a community wildfire resiliency plan for Hope.

With the latest news about the wildfire at Spences Bridge, the task of creating a plan to make the Hope community more resilient to wildfires. As part of this initiative, the district, alongside Firesmart, announced in a press release Friday morning (July 5) that FFS will be working on a plan that focuses on education, legislation and planning, vegetation management, development considerations, interagency cooperation, cross-training, and emergency planning.

"This is crucial for eligibility for FireSmart funding under the Provincial Community Resiliency Investment program," the district said via a press release. "Frontera Forrest Solutions was chosen for their expertise and collaborative approach in working with local governments and First Nations."

According to the district, requests for proposals was issued in May and, after review by the selection committee, FFS was chosen. FFS's expertise includes producing "solution-focused designs, land use planning, and wildfire resiliency planning."

The plan they'll create will help to guide district staff and council, the Hope Fire Department, residents, tourists and stakeholders in becoming more knowledgeable and resilient towards wildfire threats.



Kemone Moodley

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