Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI)

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative

Applications for next intake deadline is Friday April 28, 2017.

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) funding streams:

2017 SWPI Funding Streams


Additional Information:

UBCM News – Additional Funding for Wildfire Risk Reduction

First Nations Communities received SWPI funding 2004-2016


2017 SWPI Program Timelines:

Applications for all funding streams, except FireSmart Planning, can be submitted at any time.  However, applications will only be reviewed three (3) times in 2017:

  1. February – Deadline closed
  2. May – for all eligible applications submitted by April 28, 2017
  3. October – for all eligible applications submitted by October 6, 2017

 


  Program Guides & Forms by Year

To submit a Final Report, please refer to the SWPI Program based on the year the application was submitted:

SWPI 2004-2010 Program & Access Guide

CWPP & Updates 2011-2016


Fuel Management Prescriptions 2011-2016


Operational Fuel Treatments 2011-2015

2017 Application Submission Process:

All applications and Final Reports from First Nations Communities for CWPP; Fuel Management Prescriptions; and Operational Treatments and maintenance are to be submitted to swpi@ubcm.ca   Mail: 525 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 0A8

2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plans & Updates


2017 Fuel Management Prescriptions

If SWPI funded, the complete CWPP final report must be submitted and approved by the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Working Group prior to submission of the prescription application.

As of 2015, all fuel management prescriptions are required to be completed on the 2015 Fuel Management Prescription Template.


2017 Operational Fuel Treatments & Maintenance Treatments

Starting in April 2017, eligible applicants may apply through SWPI to access joint funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC.  Refer to the program guide for eligibility and details.


Additional Information & Resources

GIS Template (geodatabase template, sample data submission, sample maps, copy of the spatial appendix and ReadMe document).

2016 Wildfire Threat Assessment.  The March 2017 updates for the following documents will be available shortly:

  • 2016 Wildfire Threat Assessment Guide
  • 2016 Wildfire Threat Assessment Worksheets
  • 2016 Wildfire Threat Assessment Fuel Change Rationale Form
  • 2016 Wildfire Threat Assessment Photo Guide

2012 Wildfire Threat Assessment

 


FireSmart Planning  is now closed to Applications

Applications for the 2017 FireSmart Planning program will only be accepted as part of the January 2017 SWPI intake.

FireSmart


NEW Submission Process for SWPI:

All applications and Final Reports from First Nations Communities for CWPP; Fuel Management Prescriptions; and Operational Treatments and maintenance are to be submitted directly to be submitted to swpi@ubcm.ca   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 swpi@ubcm.ca.

First Nations can contact the Forest Fuel Management Department in the FNESS Kamloops office at (250) 377-7600 or ffminfo@fness.bc.ca.