Has the province followed through on wildfire recommendations?
VANCOUVER – The wildfire season is on track to be one of the worst on record in the province, with crews struggling to stay ahead of flames eating through our forests and threatening hundreds of homes across BC. But could the government be doing more to protect our communities? After the “summer of fire” in 2003, the Filmon Firestorm Report made dozens of recommendations for changes to BC’s wildfire strategy. “Some have become part of provincial policy,” says Associate Professor Lori Daniels with UBC’s Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. “In some ways we have acted very well, but in other ways we still have a long way to go.”
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