Xeni Gwet’in Government: Campfire ban in effect within Declared Title Area

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2018160 Views

Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah Valley) – Effective on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Declared Title Lands within Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah Valley). The campfire ban follows suit with the Cariboo region ban which also takes effect on July 31, 2018.

Following the BC Wildfire Service, the campfire ban prohibits the following activities:

-an open fire of any size

-stubble or grass burning of any size

-the use of tiki torches and chimineas

-the use of fireworks, including firecrackers

-the use of sky lanterns, burning barrels or burning cages of any size or description -the use of binary exploring targets (e.g., for target practice) -the use of air curtain burners (forced-air burning systems)

To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free, or *5555 on a cellphone.

We thank everyone for ensuring our forests, wildlife and communities stay safe from wildfire.

More Information:

Xeni Gwet’in Government: www.xenigwetin.net

Declared Title Area: http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/Tsilhqotin-Rights-Title/Declared-Title-Area Wildfire Information: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation


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