This research draws on interviews with 24 Community Forests across BC conducted through the Tree Ring Lab at UBC in the summer of 2019.
Community Forests identified three priorities for future wildfire management, including refocusing management with a ‘fire lens,’ managing fire (including prescribed and cultural burning) for landscape resilience, and scaling up collaboration to the landscape level. The report recognizes the contributions of community forests as leaders in addressing wildfire risk around communities and lays out four recommendations. We are deeply grateful to the authors of the report for their efforts and we look forward to furthering this important work together. read more