Webinar: Lessons from Wildfire Adaptation to Climate Change

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March 17, 2020

Presented by:

  • Jeff Eustache, FFM, FNESS
  • Dr. Dan Thompson, CFS, NRCan; U of A

This webinar had two presentations:

PRESENTATION 1

Wildfire adaptation options in Canadian and international landscapes: tackling the known unknowns

Presented by Dr. Dan Thompson

Wildfire represents an episodic threat to community and individual well-being across every vegetated continent.  Wildfires in grasslands and forests represent the nexus of challenges surrounding climate, ecosystems under stress, but also competing land and air management objectives.  Canada has been a world leader in wildfire management science and technology for nearly a century, as well as a strong promoter of wildfire international mutual aid.  In this talk, I will give an overview of wildfire management challenges and opportunities across every continent.  In every case, significant unknowns under climate change compound the complexity of management options available.  Emerging wildfire science and technology with a Canadian focus will be presented.

PRESENTATION 2

First Nations Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS of BC) – Forest Fuel Management (FFM) Department – Wildfire Mitigation – Prevention

Presented by Jeff Eustache

FNESS – The FFM Department supports Fire Smart, Wildfire Mitigation and Prevention programs by working with the Province of B.C., and the Federal Government, through the B.C. Wildfire Service, Indigenous Service Canada and other agencies, such as the Union of B.C. Municipalities, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. FFM supports the engagement and inclusion of First Nations communities in B.C. to access program funding, and to navigate through criteria and guidelines of various programs.

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