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Kamloops forest district

Kamloops Forest District

Fire Facts - 2003


Kamloops forest district fire facts 2003
Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Weather facts

  • Driest summer in record -105 years

  • 5th year of drought in a 10 year cycle

  • Drought codes starting this year at 546

  • last year 612 - average 240

  • more snow lower down this year but less water content


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Overview

  • Kamloops District area(total area within district boundaries)- 1,313,662 ha

  • Total area burned - 56,208 ha

  • Percent of District burned - 4.28%


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

  • Total number of Fires in Kamloops District -136 District, 734 Kamloops Fire Center (approx. 8 million ha)

  • Number of Fires larger than 5 to 100 ha - 8 for 189 ha

  • Number of Fires larger than 100 ha - 6Bonaparte -1500 ha about 852 ha in Kamloops

    McGillivray - 11,400 ha

    McLure - 26,420 ha

    Strawberry Hill - 5731 ha

    Venables -7635 ha

    Vermillin - 3981 ha)


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Dollars spent on Suppression

for Kamloops District

- $128 million

provincially = $430 million

$ 97 million just for helicopters


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Burned area totals

(Fires do not burn 100% within the boundary)

Total Area for Fires Over 1000 ha - 56,019 ha

Crown Land Burned (large fires) - 42,970.1 ha

Private Land Burned (large fires) - 5,448.6 ha

Indian Reserve - 3,212.8 ha

Park Area Burned - 536.9 ha

Woodlot area burned -1012.1 ha

Amount of guard built - 682.3 km


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

  • Timber Harvest Land Base (District timber producing area) -673,913 ha

  • Timber Harvest Land Base Burned (large fires) - 25,625 ha

  • Percent of District Timber Harvest Land Base - 3.8%


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Annual Allowable Cut for District

(average volume m3 harvested each year)

  • Average AAC(2002 apportionment) -1,723,245m3 from 6,590 ha

  • Percent of AAC in burn area -346%


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Amount of volume within burn area

(Gross area & volume - not all burned)

  • Timber Volume - 8,242,372m3

  • Timber Harvest Land Base Volume - 4,979,462 m3 (This is not all mature)


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Amount of volume within burn area

(Gross area & volume - not all burned)

  • Timber Volume - 8,242,372m3

  • Timber Harvest Land Base Volume - 4,979,462 m3 (This is not all mature)


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Range Impacts

  • Grazing Leases burned - 2405 ha

  • Range Tenures Burned - 36,879 ha

  • Animal Unit Months impacted 2003 - 1100 AUM

  • Animal Unit Months impacted 2004 - 7450 AUM

  • Km of fence damaged - 93.0 km

  • Km of fence to replace lost natural barriers - 63.5 km (AUM = grazing for 1 cow/calf pair for one month) (Fence totals do not include Grazing Lease and Private land fences.)

  • No turnout in 2004



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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Role of Prescribed Fire

  • reduce fuel loading

  • reduce the density of encroaching trees

  • reduce dead, cured grasses

  • stimulate important understory vegetation

  • maintain wide distribution of vets and snags

  • 3 yrs ago started a spring burning program


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Rehab process

  • All fireguards(680 km) were salvage logged, water controlled and grass seeded (average stumpage rate =$29/m3)

  • All identified high erosion sites were grass seeded at 10kg/ha (4406 ha)

  • All identified noxious weed sites were grass seeded at 10kg/ha (2310 ha)

  • Forage seeding for wildlife and cattle was completed on 1471 ha at kg /ha

  • Total grass seeding = 8187 ha (18% of crown land fire area)


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Salvage logging

  • AAC uplift established -2 million m3 for fire -3 million m3 for MPB

  • Burnt wood – 7 NRFL established -1.6 million m3 (3 yr term) Df last 2-3 yrs

  • 5 direct award to First Nations 1.2 million m3

  • 2 competitive 400,000 m3

  • Average stumpage = $25 /m3

  • BCTS -200,000 M3

  • 60% fire area in IDF zone –only 10% overlap with MPB


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Plantation damage (not fully assessed)

  • Section 162 – licensee plantations (1987+) destroyed = 3000 ha = cost $3.2 million

  • MOF plantations (pre 1987) could be as high as 6000 ha at a rehab cost of $5 million


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Provincially

  • Average hectares burned over past 10 years 25,316ha

  • Hectares burned in 2003 - 265,322ha (as of Oct31)

  • Most hectares lost was in 1958 - 855,968ha (since 1950)

  • In the past ten years, the most ha lost was in 2003

  • Since 1950, 2003 is the 7th worst year in terms of ha lost

  • Since 1950, 2003 is the 21st worst in terms of # of fires


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Property Costs

  • 334 homes and 10 businesses, primarily in Barriere, and Kelowna;

  • Other structures, ranging from summer cottages to barns to storage sheds;

  • Damaged infrastructure, including utility lines, and wooden trestles;

  • Significant damage to business property – e.g. the Tolko mill in Louis Creek and range fencing;

  • Loss of forest and wildlife values.


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

Human Costs

  • 3 firefighters perished - all pilots

  • 50,000 evacuations (44,000 people evacuated plus 6,000 re-evacuated)

  • Tourism industry impacted across the interior

  • Financial Costs

  • Direct costs of fighting fires estimated at $ 142,617,000

  • Property damage or lost business could be in tens of millions more.


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Kamloops Forest District Fire Facts - 2003

For more information contact

Peter Lishman

Kamloops Forest District

250-371-6500