Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI)

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative

The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative is a suite of funding programs administered by UBCM and managed through the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Working Group. Since 2004, the initiative has supported communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface.

Application deadline for next SWPI Intake: Friday February 23, 2018

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) funding streams:

2018 SWPI Funding

SWPI Program:

2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plans & Updates

2017 Fuel Management Prescriptions

2017 Operational Fuel Treatments & Maintenance Treatments

2013-2016 SWPI Summary Changes

FireSmart Planning 

Additional Information:

UBCM News – Additional Funding for Wildfire Risk Reduction

First Nations Communities received SWPI funding 2004-2016

Common_Problems_With_Spatial_Submissions June 1.2017

Additional Information & Resources

2018 SWPI Program:

2018 February Intake Program Guides & Application Forms
Intake Deadline: Friday February 23, 2018

The February 2018 Program & Application Guides and Application Forms are now posted & live to:

SWPI Submission Process:

All applications and Final Reports from First Nations Communities to be submitted to   Mail: 525 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 0A8

Contact Information

For more information, local governments can contact Local Government Program Services at UBCM at (250) 356-2947 or

First Nations can contact the Forest Fuel Management Department in the FNESS Kamloops office at (250) 377-7600 or