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“Shared Stewardship”, an approach to wildfire risk reduction

Successful forest stewardship brings together provincial, regional, and local governments and other partners to plan, prioritize, and act together to create healthy, resilient ecosystems.

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Nelson’s collaborative approach to wildfire risk reduction

When it comes to mitigating the effects of wildfire, the Nelson area is proving to be a pioneer with its unique collaborative approach.

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Summer wildfires twice as costly than 2017

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District spent more than $5.2 million – twice as much as in 2017 – dealing with this summer’s wildfires, which wiped out Lytton and Monte Lake and threatened other cities and towns across the region including Ashcroft, Spences Bridge and 70 Mile House.

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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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