This fire rehabilitation plan examines a suite of remedial actions recommended for three fires that occurred in 2004 in the West Chilcotin. The project was carried out during the winter of 2005/2006 via an aerial overview, stakeholder meeting, literature review and spatial data analysis of resource inventories within the Anahim Supply Block. Consideration was given to cultural resource values, pine mushroom management, soil and water resources, wildlife habitat, fisheries habitat, recreational resources and timber management. Analysis and public input into the project resulted in the realization that non-timber resources need to play as great a role in this fire rehabilitation plan as silviculture or future timber supply issues. The three fires encompassed land in the vicinity of the Klinaklini, Atnarko and McClinchy River valleys and were designated the Kleena Kleene Fire (10,000ha), Lonesome Lake Fire (22000 ha), and McClinchy Fire (500ha) respectively. Resource rehabilitation emphasis in the Kleena Kleene burn was entirely focused on non-timber resource values, largely due to remoteness and operability constraints. Emphasis in the Lonesome Lake burn was primarily non-timber, with only 10% of the area contributing to the timber harvesting land base. Rehabilitation of the McClinchy River fire should focus primarily on timber resource values. The total proposed budget for rehabilitation of all fires is $1.4 million, of which $530,000 is directed at silviculture treatments over a 25 year time frame. The remainder of the budget is directed at short term rehabilitation of identified non-timber values or concerns.
prepared by Industrial Forestry Service Ltd.
Industrial Forestry Service Ltd., Mills, Barry; Schuetz, Robert. 2006. Fire restoration plan for the Lonesome Lake, Kleena Kleene and McClinchy fires. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR070