Ts’uubaa-asatx FireSmart Program
Climate change is real and now. There is no longer a normal pattern of weather, but we do know that weather events will be more extreme and more frequent. Fire is a natural component of the forests surrounding Ts’uubaa-asatx, and in the future its presence and impacts will only be more strongly felt by the community. Excluding fire is not an option, but how can we live with fire without disastrous loss of life, property, and resources?
FireSmart means living with and managing for wildfire. Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. Community members, community leaders, and all levels of government have a responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfire. Ts’uubaa-asatx is a recognized FireSmart Community (renewed in 2020) and we will continue to reduce risk to the community associated with wildfire. We will continue to foster a strong relationship with the people of the Town of Lake Cowichan.
Destiny and Carlito are your Ts’uu baa-asatx FireSmart Community Champions.
For more information on the BC FireSmart program, including guides for homeowners and landscaping please, see the Community Resources page.