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BC’s 2021 wildfire season underscores the need for more prescribed fire

After two years of below-average fire activity, the BC Wildfire Service was faced with a tremendously challenging 2021 wildfire season, which begs the question, if this is our new normal, how do we adapt?  Wildfire season peaked much earlier than usual this year and was one of the driest and most active on record. Unprecedented […]

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Spotlight on hazard reduction burning

Australia has been using prescribed fire to help manage wildfires across their landscape. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO and AFAC have developed an animation to explain what hazard reduction burning is and its role in managing fire.

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Introducing the New Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire Microsite

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new cultural burning and prescribed fire microsite, bringing education and awareness to how cultural burning and prescribed fire can help maintain the health and safety of our forests, communities and wildlife.

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No, we can’t fireproof towns and cities — but here’s how we can make them more resilient

Experts point to the wildland-urban interface as the area we need to think about

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B.C. policy-makers urged to embrace controlled burns to reduce wildfire risk

Fire ecologists and some First Nations say prescribed and cultural burns will help reduce B.C.'s fuel load

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B.C. wildfires: Fire experts tout Indigenous cultural burns to reduce risk

‘There was so much burning going on (once) and it resulted in all kinds of different vegetation types … And so that historic landscape was basically vaccinated against large-spread fire’

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Warnings, lessons about B.C. wildfires were all in 2018 report, authors say

Wide-ranging review identified reforms needed for a 'new normal' of fires and floods.

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Burn rate burdens businesses in B.C.

In B.C., more than 1.2 million hectares burned in 2017 and 1.3 million in 2018. So far this year, 555,904 hectares of forest have been ravaged by fire in the province. The damage included the razing of the entire town of Lytton.

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