British Columbia Wildfire Bans and Prohibitions

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - BC Wildfire Service
Licensed under Access Only

BC Wildfire Bans and Prohibitions are areas covered under Sec 10, 11, 12 of the Wildfire Act. This dataset displays areas implemented as local fire hazards or dangers, weather conditions and fire activity demand. Fire bans and restrictions apply to all public and private land, unless otherwise specified - for example, in a local government bylaw. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

BC Wildfire Bans and Prohibitions are used for visual purposes

Data Quality

Data is updated every 2 hours daily and reflects the current situation. Please refer to the Fire Bans and Restrictions webpage for further details.

More Information

Contact Information

NameDevona Hay (pointOfContact)
EmailBCWILDFIREGEO@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationBC Wildfire Service

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Not downloadable

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-01-21
Record Last Modified 2020-05-25
Resource Status underDevelopment
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_LAND_AND_NATURAL_RESOURCE.PROT_BANS_AND_PROHIBITIONS_SP

Short Name: BAN_PRHBTN
Comments: The dataset represents BC Wildfire bans and prohibiltions that are coverd under the Wildfire Act. The dataset represents restrictions, bans or prohibitions as local fire hazards, or dangers, weather conditions and fire activity demand. Wildfire restirctions, bans and prohibitions apply to all public and private land, unless otherwise specified, e.g., local gov't bylaw. Please check with local government authorities for any other restrictions before lighting any fire.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
PROT_BAP_SYSID SYSID NUMBER 10 PROT_BAP_SYSID is a system generated unique identification number
TYPE TYPE VARCHAR2 50 The type of prohibition or ban (campfire), i.e., Partial Prohibition, Full Prohibition.
ACCESS_PROHIBITION_DESCRIPTION PRHBTN_DT VARCHAR2 50 The description providing more information for the ban or prohibition, i.e., Category 2, Category 3, Campfire.
ACCESS_STATUS_EFFECTIVE_DATE EFFCT_DT DATE 7 The date the access prohibition or ban is in effect.
FIRE_CENTRE_NAME CENTRE VARCHAR2 75 The BC Wildfire Service Centre administrative area name.
FIRE_ZONE_NAME ZONE VARCHAR2 75 The BC Wildfire Service Zone administrative area name.
BULLETIN_URL BULLETIN VARCHAR2 90 The web link to the published bulletin of the prohibition or ban for more details.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 The system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 The system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 The column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 A column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 A binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.