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General News · 11th May 2020
Shaun Koopman
The Regional District has been successful in obtaining external grant funding to help mitigate wildfire risk for Cortes Island by developing/updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

A Community Wildfire Protection Plan describes the consequences of a wildfire and examines possible ways to reduce risk by making recommendations to lessen wildfire threats and impacts. CWPP's are becoming a national standard for agencies and communities responsible for wildland fire management. The CWPP is a crucial step in better preparing homeowners and communities to reduce the risk of loss.

You can view the 2011 Cortes Island CWPP at this link https://srd.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Cortes_CWPP_Final.pdf