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During the winter months of January, February, and March 2021, FireSmart activities will be performed in the Back 40 area adjacent to the Summer Village of Waiparous. The following activities will take place:
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In early January, pre-selected contractors will be invited to bid. Contractors must attend the mandatory field visit to discuss the scope of work. The MD of Bighorn will announce the selected contractor prior to operational start up, with CCI Inc. acting as the Supervising Contractor for the project.
Activities in the Back 40
FireSmart areas will be flagged out in orange ribbon in January so there will be ribbon hanging along the south areas of the Back 40. Depending on weather and site conditions vegetation management work will start mid to late January 2020. Operations are expected to be completed during February or early March 2020. There will be no work done on Sundays. To ensure the Safety of all the public and operations personnel, access to the areas of operations is restricted. Signage will be provided at all Back 40 entrances and respective areas of operations. Please do not approach the operating machines for any reason. Firewood is expected to be minimal, though it will be available for residents post-FireSmart Operations with a TM66 application.