There is an Urgent Need to Adapt and Improve Resilience to Wildfire
The extreme wildfire season of 2017 proved forests and communities in BC are not resilient to wildfire and adaptation is urgently needed. The status quo approach of addressing wildfire threat in BC is not working.
The 2017 wildfire season cannot be just another “wake up call” ‒ it has revealed the tremendous vulnerability of our forests and communities and short-comings of past mitigation efforts. A holistic, landscape view of this problem and transformative changes to wildfire and forest management are urgently needed to achieve forest and community resilience to contemporary and future wildfires