Update – Burn program will be conducted on our lands!

*Update* The burn program was postponed but will resume October 30th until November 30th , weather permitting.

We will be conducting a burn program to burn slash piles for reforestation and hazard abatement on the N1A, K3N and Treaty Settlement Land tenures (see the map below) when weather conditions permit between September 21 and October 9, 2015.

The main focus areas of the burn program will be:
• Along the Bamfield Mainline at the Spencer Mainline junction
• 2.5 km East of Sarita lake off the Central Mainline
• At 8 km along the Central Mainline
• 2.4 km East of the Bamfield Mainline and Sugsaw Mainline junction
• West of Sugsaw lake
• South of Pachena Lake
• 4.5 km of Pachena Bay off the Klanawa and Somerset Mainlines

Please click on the image to enlarge it!


Weather conditions need to be ideal in order to carry out the burn to ensure that the smoke does not create hardships on any people or wildlife in the vicinity. Optimum burning conditions are also needed to reduce the chance of a fire’s escape. This means that the burn program make take place over multiple days spread throughout the time period stated above.

Burning of piles is an important part of reforestation of Huu Ay Aht Lands as these areas occupy plantable spots that are replanted once burning is completed. The burning treatment is also important in removing potential fire hazards within the tenures. Burning is not done without all risk considered as Resource Managers need to have a sound understanding of fire behavior and its short/long term effects on the environment.

Download the notice here:

Burn plan public notice 2015.pdf

Contact information:
Marina Rayner
Assistant Forester
Meridian Forest Services Ltd
PH: 250-586-0200 ext. 207
FX: 250-586-0201
Email: mrayner@meridianforest.ca