Slash burning continues on Sandy Hook property

The owners of a Private Managed Forest in the Sandy Hook neighbourhood of Sechelt have resumed slash burning on the recently logged property.

The first burns took place in late October. The District of Sechelt put out a public advisory at the time saying the owners of PMF 503, which borders Seaview, Skookumchuck, and Mt. Richardson roads, intended to burn up to 160 slash piles.

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The advisory also said that as a Private Managed Forest, the property is under the jurisdiction of the provincial Private Managed Forest Council and is exempt from Sechelt’s open-air burning bylaw. It said questions or concerns from the public should be directed to Managed Forest Council (MFC) executive director Phil O’Connor at 250-386-5737.

The BC Wildfire Service monitors registered Category 3 burns on land outside local government jurisdictions, and the burns are allowed only under weather conditions with a suitable venting index.

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