Maple Ridge is embedded within the forest; approximately 60% of the community is forested. This region of the province is susceptible to both lightning and human caused fires. Overall, the community could be classified with a fire risk profile described by a low to moderate fire probability and high to extreme consequence based on the values at risk.
B.A. Blackwell and Associates Ltd. were retained to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan in consultation with Fire Rescue Service staff and other support staff as required for consideration by Mayor and Council. The project was funded by Maple Ridge and a supplementary grant from the Union of B.C. Municipalities.