In March of 2019, BCCFA teamed up with UBC’s Alex Fraser Research Forest to host a workshop focused on wildfire and community forests. This workshop was an opportunity for community forest managers to share experiences, challenges and success stories relating to emergency management around the province. In attendance were community forest managers; First Nations and local government officials; industry foresters and consultants; Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development employees; BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) representatives; researchers/academics; and students. Attendees and presenters traveled to Williams Lake from all over the province.
Over the two full days of the workshop a series of presentations and in-depth audience discussion sessions were organized into four panels – framed around the four pillars of emergency management – entitled “Suppression and Response”, “Preparedness”, “Recovery”, and “New Paradigms for Forest Management”. From this workshop, BCCFA and UBC have produced a summary report, detailing the presentations, discussion, and key messages from a diverse range of presentations.
Read the report at bccfa.ca/WildfireWorkshopReport or below!BCCFA_UBC 2019 Wildfire Workshop Report