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Fire Management

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Coverage of fire management since June 23, 2021.

Australian personnel to boost B.C. firefighting resources BC Gov News

"...As B. C. continues to experience dry conditions and aggressive wildfire activity, international support for the Province’s wildfire response has received another welcome boost with the arrival of 34 Australian firefighting personnel..."

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B.C. forest fuel load becoming priority after decades of warnings

"...“Fires like this remove so much forest cover that soil productivity can be reduced and soil erosion can lead to flooding, landslides, decreased water quality and a variety of other negative consequences. ”..."

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Lightning strikes cause 17 new fires in central, southern Yukon in the last 24 hours

"...Wildland Fire Management reported, on July 22, 17 new wildfires in the previous 24 hours..."

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Mexico's Depleting Water Portend Crop Failure

"...“There is more drought and therefore the vegetation is waiting for someone to arrive, light a leaf and from there, the fire begins,” revealed César Robles, deputy manager of the Fire Management Center of Mexico's National Forestry Commission. “The area affected by fires is directly correlated with the increase in temperature and the decrease in rainfall. ”..."

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Mexico and Quebec firefighters to help with BC wildfires

"...“We appreciate the firefighting assistance we’re receiving from other Canadian provinces and from Mexico,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “These crews are a welcome addition to our own firefighters and contractors, who are working extremely hard to help keep B. C..."

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Mexico and Quebec firefighters to help with wildfires BC Gov News

"...A contingent of 100 Mexican firefighters and an additional 20 Quebec firefighters are coming to British Columbia to assist the BC Wildfire Service as the province continues to be impacted by hot weather, dry conditions and aggressive wildfire behaviour. “We’re deploying all available resources to respond to hundreds of wildfires across the province, and will continue to do everything possible to protect communities,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “We are grateful for firefighters from Mexico and Quebec who will help strengthen our wildfire response and protect British Columbians..."

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2021 wildfire season “fast and furious,” says Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako chair

"...“There is quite a concern,” Thiessen added. “At this point, the fire is coming quite close to the Kluskus Forest Road, and I know that wildfire management, Saik’uz First Nation and the RCMP are looking very carefully will it be able to remain open for the time being. ”..."

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Canoers have trip cut short due to Saskatchewan wildfire evacuation — and luck

"...After making contact, they fire crew informed the group of eight that it would be time for them to evacuate the area, since the wildfire across the lake was only 5 km away and spreading. The pilot was not able to get a bigger helicopter, so after three trips, all of the canoers ended up safe at the La Loche Wildfire Management Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) compound before eventually making it back home to their families. “We've reflected on [our luck] a few times,” said Kohlert..."

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Wildfire detection takes flight

"..."Deploying a massive number of low-cost IoT sensors through the forest allows for early wildfire detection at the sensor level," says Osama Bushnaq, a former Ph. D. student at KAUST..."

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Precautionary evacuation at northern Saskatchewan mine due to wildfire

"...A Saskatoon-based uranium company says its evacuating all non-essential personnel from the Cigar Lake mine in northern Saskatchewan as a precaution due to the proximity of a wildfire in the vicinity of the operation..."

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Cigar Lake uranium mine being evacuated as a precaution due to wildfire

"...The precaution is due to the proximity of a northern wildfire that is currently burning in the vicinity of the operation, according to Cameco. Cigar Lake is approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Uranium City..."

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Open house over wildfire risk reduction project

"...The Wildfire Risk Reduction project is located on the southside of Francois Lake, within a two kilometre Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) around communities like south bank/Indian Bay, Danskin, Takysie, Keefes Landing Rd corridor and Ootsa Lake. The project is to address areas that have been identified as high threat areas (heavy fuel loading) around communities..."

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Special Projects Coordinator - Community Wildfire Resiliency - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write correspondence, research and prepare reports along with the capability to make effective presentations to a variety of audiences..."

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Speedy drones count Antarctic penguin colonies in record time

"...But penguins aren’t the only target of this new technology: The researchers hope their program might one day help count livestock, or even aid in wildfire management, as first responders will have means to rapidly assess vulnerable brush at the press of a button..."

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Academic Research

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A new protocol for monitoring operational outcomes of environmental management in commercial forestry plantations

"...MATCH is the first monitoring protocol to comprehensively assess environmental management of commercial forestry at the operational level, and to clearly translate operational activities into measurable progress towards strategic goals..."

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Diverging rationalities between forest fire management services and the general public after the 21st-century mega-fires in Gre

"...Wildfire risk related to hazards on people and assets is expected to increase in the face of climate change, especially in fire-prone environments such as the Mediterranean Basin..."

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Tamm review: The effects of prescribed fire on wildfire regimes and impacts: A framework for comparison

"...Examples include improved wildlife habitat, enhanced biodiversity, reduced threat of destructive wildfire, and enhanced ecosystem resilience..."

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Beyond trees: Mapping total aboveground biomass density in the Brazilian savanna using high-density UAV-lidar data

"...However, their ability to store and sequester carbon is uncertain due to combined and intermingling effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change, which impact wildfire regimes and vegetation dynamics..."

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From ashes to understanding: Opinion papers on fire and a call for papers for a Special Issue in Flora

"...On the other hand, fire is a natural process in many ecosystems, in particular those to be considered fire-dependent; here, maintaining natural fire regimes is important to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services..."

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The Use of Science in Wildland Fire Management: a Review of Barriers and Facilitators

"...Purpose of Review Science plays a critical role in natural resource management, and the use of science in decision-making is mandated by several policy initiatives..."

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Fire Suppression and the Wildfire Paradox in Contemporary China: Policies, Resilience, and Effects in Chinese Fire Regimes

"...To explore these dynamics, I use the concepts of ?panarchy? and adaptive cycles, rigidity and wildfire paradox, and fire fences and corridors to explore socio-ecological resilience and fire management..."

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An alternative approach for mapping burn scars using Landsat imagery, Google Earth Engine, and Deep Learning in the Brazilian Sa

"...Consequently, the fire regime has been changing over the last few decades and increasingly affecting native vegetation, natural habitats, and ecosystem services in tropical regions..."

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Modeling wildfire drivers in Chinese tropical forest ecosystems using global logistic regression and geographically weighted lo

"...The tropics is an area with high incidence of wildfire all over the world in recent years, and the forest ecosystem in the tropics is extremely fragile..."

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Costs and effectiveness of public and private fire management programs in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado

"...There is a noted lack of information on the effectiveness of investments in forest fire management in Brazil..."

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Further Resources

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FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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