Tuesday February 13th, 2017 [vineyards & horticulture/field crop producers]
8:30am – 2:00pm Morning coffee and lunch provided
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-215-5589. Space is limited and there is no cost to attend.
As the climate changes, wildfire risk is expected to continue to increase. Being prepared in advance of the wildfire season is critical. While local and provincial governments play an important role in wildfire response, individual agricultural producers have an equally important role to play. Understanding the site-level wildfire hazards of your farm/operation and how you can be prepared in advance is critical to avoiding or mitigating the adverse consequences that might occur in the event of wildfire. Being prepared in advance can also support more effective recovery from a wildfire event.
A draft Agriculture Wildfire Mitigation and Preparedness Plan Template and Guide has been prepared to serve as an aid to agriculture producers for developing farm or site-level plans and to provide additional information and resources.
At the workshops (one for vineyards & horticulture/field crop producers and one for livestock producers), we will walk through a step-wise planning process using this planning tool. Some of the topic areas will include:
- Understanding wildfire hazards
- Developing site and asset maps
- Reducing combustible materials
- Using fire resistant materials
- Sprinkler protection equipment and use
- Livestock protection decisions
- Visitor protection/evacuation
- Insurance/recovery information
You will also have an opportunity to provide input on these planning tools and key considerations relevant to your operation and/ or commodity sector.