Abbott – Chapman Report Implementation

Province has acted on 92% of wildfire, flood response recommendations

The B.C. government says it has addressed all but nine recommendations made in an external report that looked into how the province could have been better prepared after the devastating wildfire and flood season of 2017. Ninety-nine of the 108 recommendations made in the Abbott-Chapman report have been acted on, Forest Minister Doug Donaldson said in the province’s second progress update on its action plan for responding to natural disasters Thursday. Of the remaining nine recommendations, four require further analysis and discussion, the update reads, while alternative approaches are being used to address the other five. …The report, led by George Abbott and Maureen Chapman and released in 2018, made it clear that the province needed to improve how to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires and floods.

Read the Ministry of Forests Press Release here.

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By Ashley Wadhwani
BC Local News
October 31, 2019

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