Wildfire Risk Assessment & Mitigation Plan - NTPC Hydro Facilities

This plan evaluates wildfire potential and provides mitigation recommendations to the NTPC facilities at Taltson, Bluefish, Snare, Fort Smith, Jackfish Lake, and transmission lines.

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Creator Stew Walkinshaw - Montane Forest Management Ltd.
Summary This wildfire risk assessment and mitigation plan evaluates wildfire behaviour potential and provides recommendations to reduce the threat of wildfire to the NTPC facilities at Taltson, Bluefish, Snare, Fort Smith, and Jackfish Lake, and to the main transmission powerlines from each of the hydro plants. Specific mitigation recommendations are provided for each facility in this report based on FireSmart best-practices. Overall findings include: ▪ Some structures have combustible exterior features (roofing, siding, porches/decks) that put the structure at risk of ignition and require replacement. ▪ Many structures have wildland grass, brush, and/or trees adjacent to/underneath and/or within 10 metres that need treatment. ▪ Some structures have coniferous wildland fuels within 100 metres that need treatment. ▪ Transmission powerlines that travel through coniferous wildland fuel types are at threat to wildfire and should be considered for right-of-way brushing and or widening.
Local Relevance This plan outlines ways to reduce the risk of wildfire damage at the NWT's power-generating hydro facilities and their transmission lines.
Tags Wildfire,Energy,Hydro,FireSmart,Taltson,Bluefish,Snare,Fort Smith,Jackfish Lake,Infrastructure,Vegetation
Geographic Region NWT
Release Date 2019-02-01
Last Modified Date 2019-02-01
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