Metchosin and other Greater Victoria residents may notice smoke coming from the Department of National Defence’s Rocky Point property between Oct. 2 and Nov. 30.
The Department of National Defence and the BC Wildfire Service will be burning debris piles at the Rocky Point over approximately 20 days during that time period. According to CFB Esquimalt, up to 15 piles of tree and shrub debris will be burned when weather and ventilation conditions are favourable.
According to CFB Esquimalt, the debris piles have been created through the management of vegetation, including Scotch broom, gorse, and small conifers.
“Vegetation management is necessary in order to maintain military training areas, protect habitat for species at risk, and reduce fire hazard,” CFB Esquimalt said in a release.