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Prescribed burns to restore cariboo-chilcotin grassland

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The Cariboo Fire Centre is planning a series of prescribed burns west of Williams Lake over the next month and a half.

The purpose of these projects is to help restore and maintain the grassland plant communities that are native to these areas.

Fire Information Officer Emily Epp expands on the reasoning behind the burns.

“In the past grasslands in the Cariboo-Chilcotin were maintained through low intensity fires and we are re-introducing fire to the landscape to try to bring back that natural grassland ecosystem out there.”

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The precribed burns will take place 230 hectares south of highway 20 on both sides of Cotton Road.

100 hectares east of the Farwell Canyon road at the six kilometre mark and 50 hectares on the Farwell Canyon road from the 28 kilometre mark to the 29 kilometre mark.

Each fire will be carefully monitored at all times by trained BC Wildfire Service personnel.

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