Resources for Farmers & Ranchers
Are you involved in farming or ranching in BC in an area susceptible to wildfires? If so, it’s important to get prepared and review where you can turn for support. Consider these important resources:
- Wildfire Information
- Emergency Planning
- Commercial Livestock Relocation
- Premises Identification
- Non-Commercial Farm Animals & Pets
For emergency management information, including evacuation alerts and orders, check with your community or regional district or visit Emergency Info BC. For information on current wildfires, provincial danger ratings and forest restrictions visit the BC Wildfire Service.
Develop your own emergency response plans in advance of an emergency. Agriculture-specific emergency preparedness tips (PDF) and emergency management guides are available to support you through the process.
Commercial Livestock Relocation
Learn more about the provincial support available for commercial livestock relocation, including how to plan for livestock relocation and how to request support if and when you need it.
Premises Identification Program
The premises identification program helps owners of farms, zoos, and other agricultural facilities register and track their animals by linking them to specific geographic locations. This free service is helpful in preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.
Non-Commercial Farm Animals & Pets
For help with non-commercial animals, including hobby farms, check out PreparedBC’s pet preparedness information and review the resources available through the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART).
- Agriculture Emergency Preparedness Information
- Livestock Relocation Information
- Premises Identification Program
- Farm Business Recovery Advisory Services Program
- PreparedBC’s Pet Preparedness Guide
- Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART)
- Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT)
- British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association
- Emergency Info BC
- BC Wildfire Service