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The ACRD is updating its current Zoning Bylaw. There's still an opportunity to provide input.
Harvesting activities are planned to begin adjacent to the trail on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.


Fire – Structural

All fire departments within the ACRD respond to and deal with structural fires on a daily basis. Emergency Plans and, in effect, any EOCs, would be activated if an expanded and/or extended response was necessary.
For information on the fire department in your area see the following sites:

Alberni-Clayoquot Fire Departments
Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Sproat Lake Fire Department Facebook Page
City of Port Alberni Fire Department
Port Alberni Fire Department Facebook Page

FireSmart Programs
Fire – Wildfire Interface

Fire 1

A major fire requiring implementation of any ACRD Emergency Plans is one that threatens to engulf a significant area at the interface between the bush and one or more residential and/or industrial areas.

Wildfire BC Interactive Map

An updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed for the Alberni Valley and Bamfield in 2019. The CWPP identifies areas at highest risk for interface fire, and makes recommendations to mitigate the risk. This project was funded through a grant from the Ministry of Forest and Range administered by the Union of BC Municipalities and by equal in kind contributions from the ACRD and the City of Port Alberni. The Emergency Program will use this document to develop fuel treatment and education strategies for these areas in the future.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2019

To learn more about fire behaviour and suppression, creating fire safe landscaping (defensible space) and how to protect your home from wildfire, go to Wildfire Management Branch

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