Hay River Community Wildfire Protection Plan

This plan was developed to provide practical and operational wildland/urban risk mitigation strategies to reduce the threat of wildfire to the community of Hay River.

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Creator GNWT - Environment and Climate Change, Forest Management Division
Summary In 2011, a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed for the Town of Hay River to address the hazard and the risk to the community from wildfire. That CWPP was developed to provide practical and operational wildland /urban interface (WUI) risk mitigation strategies to reduce the threat from wildfire to the community. The original CWPP was developed by Montane Forest Management Ltd in cooperation with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Hay River. In 2018 the GNWT, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) updated the Hay River CWPP by using the most recent information, science and expertise available. This included using standardized FireSmart assessment protocols and mitigative measures were developed based on the 7 disciplines of FireSmart. 1. Vegetation Management 2. Development 3. Legislation 4. Public Education and Engagement 5. Inter-Agency Cooperation 6. Cross Training 7. Emergency Planning The update included: • The FireSmart mitigation efforts completed around the community • The change in hazard around the community. • New recommendations or modification to existing recommendations Hay River, in cooperation with ENR, implemented some of the original recommendations but there is still work to do. The update includes recommendations to assist in setting priorities to reduce the threat from wildfire. It is important to note that while implementing these recommendations will reduce the threat from wildfire to structures, it will never completely remove the threat. This plan should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it remains a priority to the community and its residents.
Local Relevance This Community Wildfire Protection Plan is meant to reduce the risk of fire in the community of Hay River, NWT.
Tags Hay River,Wildfire,Communities,FireSmart,Vegetation,Infrastructure
Geographic Region North Slave
Release Date 2011-01-01
Last Modified Date 2018-01-01
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