Telemark falls within the BC Wildfire Service “West Kelowna” Danger Region. Regretfully, as of July 17, we are now in “cease all high risk activities” status. Please act accordingly.
Check here for our current Danger Class (updated daily) — scroll all the way to the bottom “West Kelowna”.
Check here to understand what activities are permitted and how to mitigate fire risk.
High risk activities are defined in the Wildfire Regulation under Definitions. In the Wildfire Regulation, high risk activities mean each of the following: (As per Wildfire Regulation consolidated July 13, 2006) (a) mechanical brushing; (b) disk trenching; (c) preparation or use of explosives; (d) using fire- or spark-producing tools, including cutting tools; (e) using or preparing fireworks or pyrotechnics; (f) grinding, including rail grinding; (g) mechanical land clearing; (h) clearing and maintaining rights of way, including grass mowing; (i) any of the following activities carried out in a cutblock excluding a road, landing, roadside work area or log sort area in the cutblock: (i) operating a power saw; (ii) mechanical tree felling, woody debris piling or tree processing, including de-limbing; (iii) welding; (iv) portable wood chipping, milling, processing or manufacturing; (v) skidding logs or log forwarding unless it is improbable that the skidding or forwarding will result in the equipment contacting rock; (vi) yarding logs using cable systems;