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Prescribed Burning

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Coverage of prescribed burning since August 25, 2020.

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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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Canada Day kicks off summer, and high risk for B.C. wildfire season

"...Bracing for another hot summer of wildfires, the B. C. government has added $20 million more to its community resiliency fund to prepare for forest fires that can’t be prevented..."

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Burning near Pinnacles Provincial Park to reduce wildfire risk

"...The BC Wildfire Service will be assisting the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development’s Range Branch with the project that will help reduce wildfire risk in the area..."

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Ecosystem restoration burn planned northwest of Quesnel near Neewa Creek

"...“This is an ecosystem restoration burn aims to restore native grasslands through low to moderate intensity ground fire,” the BC Wildfire Service noted in a news release, noting it will also improve habitat and forage opportunities for grassland dependent plants and animals, as well as decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires..."

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Prescribed burns planned for Boitanio Park, Stampede Grounds, Chimney and Felker rec sites

"...Read more: Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit’in..."

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Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit'in

"...Read more: B. C. ’s wildfire season begins with two suspected human-caused wildfires in the interior..."

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Wildfire service to conduct prescribed burn near Clinton

"...The BC Wildfire Service will help the Village of Clinton volunteer fire department conduct prescribed burning of 13-hectares north of the village and west of Highway 97..."

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Prescribed burning near Keremeos to start soon

"...If you start to see smoke in the hills, don’t panic right away, it may just be the prescribed burning at Crater Mountain..."

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BL Comfor holds an information session on their prescribed burning project

"...Burns Lake Community Forest held an information session and open house on Sept. 19, to explain the work that they are doing around the Prescribed Fire Plan and the implementation of the Phase 1 of Landscape Fire Management. So far, hazard abatement piling and Guyishton Forestry Road Right of Way brushing and thinning have been completed on the project..."

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New wildfire fuel mitigation work planned for Nelson area

"...Aside from the danger to the forest in the park itself, a wildfire there could destroy Nelson’s water supply, which comes partly from surface water on the forested slopes of the park. A fire could threaten the water source, the pipes that transport it off the mountain, and the city itself..."

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West Country wildfire risk remains high

"...The forest and brush fires in California prompted an Environment and Climate Change Canada special air quality statement for Calgary and surrounding areas on Monday..."

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Recent peer-reviewed papers about prescribed burning relevant to the latest news.

Water extractable organic C and total N: The most sensitive indicator of soil labile C and N pools in response to the prescribed

"...However, few studies have periodically examined the long-term dynamics of soil labile C and N pools following prescribed burning and their implications on nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems..."

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Bayesian decision network modeling for environmental risk management: A wildfire case study

"...BDNs provided a transparent and effective method for a multi-criteria decision analysis of environmental management problems..."

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"...Forest owners and Indigenous Sami reindeer herders use the same land in northern Sweden for commercial forestry and winter grazing, respectively..."

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Prescribed burning benefits threatened mammals in northern Australia

"...Despite substantial investment in prescribed burning for biodiversity conservation there has been surprisingly little demonstration of its efficacy in achieving intended conservation aims for fauna..."

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Modelling Hazardous Reduction Burnings and Bushfire Emission in Air Quality Model and Their Impacts on Health in the Greater Me

"...Modelling and forecasting of air pollution from bushfires or hazardous reduction burnings is important in providing information and allowing measures to be taken to reduce the exposure of people from harmful effect of air pollutants from fire events..."

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Fire alters the availability of soil nutrients and accelerates growth of Eucalyptus grandis in Zambia

"...Fire has been used to prepare land during tree plantation establishment for many years but uncertainty about how ecosystems respond to prescribed burning makes it difficult to predict the effects of fire on soil nutrients..."

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Stem selection reduces the resprouting vigor of box-tree ( Buxus sempervirens L.) understory in sub-Mediterranean pine forest

"...Understory cover may constraint tree regeneration, impair livestock grazing and increase wildfire hazard..."

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Nonindustrial private forest landowner willingness to pay for prescribed burning to lower wildfire hazards

"...This study determined NIPF landowners willingness to pay (WTP) for implementing prescribed burning on their forestland to lower wildfire hazards using a contingent valuation method (CVM)..."

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Introduction to the article by Harold Biswell: Prescribed Burning in Georgia and California Compared

"...Harold Biswell first learned about the benefits of prescribed fire in forest management when he was a Forest Service researcher in Georgia, USA..."

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Changes in pools of organic matter and major elements in the soil following prescribed pastoral burning in the central Pyrenees

"...The fire consumed the aboveground biomass, the litter and part of the duff layer, and the most thermostable (i..."

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