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Coverage of vegetation management since September 12, 2020.

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Storm warning: B.C. West Coast prepares as best it can for inevitable rough weather

"...Marked by the natural cooling of sea surface temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean, La Nina intensifies winds and rainfall..."

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Summer drought could create more power outages

"...Summer 2021 was the hottest summer on record in most parts of B. C and resulted in severe drought: weakening tree roots, wood, and soil and leaving them more susceptible to failure. BC Hydro’s two most damaging storms were caused by a drought in the summer of 2015 and a drought followed by unseasonably heavy rainfall in 2018..."

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CN Rail fined $2.5 million for spraying pesticides near B.C. river

"...Because the rail corridor runs along the Skeena River and over many tributaries and wetlands, officers conducted an inspection to verify compliance with the Fisheries Act..."

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FOREST INK: Wildfire guards should be part of urban planning

"...The native plant community is also persistent in reestablishing resulting in the need for a plan, the integrated vegetation management (IVM) plan is a system of managing plant communities in which compatible and incompatible vegetation is identified, action thresholds are considered, control methods are evaluated, and selected control(s) are implemented to achieve specific objectives. Choice of control methods is based on effectiveness, environmental impact, site characteristics, safety, security, and economics. IVM is considered a best management practice in utility vegetation management as the most effective, safe, economical, and environmentally sound procedure(s) for maintaining electric rights-of-way..."

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Delta granted over $77,000 to help prevent wildfires

"...The Union of B. C. Municipalities administers the $60-million FireSmart Community Funding and Supports grant program, and processes grant applications in partnership with the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of B..."

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Pitt Meadows receives provincial funding for wildfire safety

"...“Mitigating wildfire threats is crucial to help safeguard people, homes and businesses throughout the province,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Since the Community Resiliency Investment program was established in 2018, our government has approved 366 grants to local governments and First Nations totalling over $37 million. ”..."

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FireSmart coordinator named for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

"...The Community Resiliency Investment initiative is a program to reduce the risks and impacts of wildfires through community education, vegetation management, legislation and planning, development a considerations, inter-agency cooperation, cross-training and emergency planning..."

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Fires and floods: How Fort McMurray is addressing risk of disaster 5 years after massive wildfire

"...Five years after a catastrophic wildfire tore through the community, the fact that it is in a boreal forest is much more front of mind for politicians, emergency officials and the people who live there. READ MORE: Alberta study suggests schools, ring roads and parking lots can help prevent spread of wildfires “Wildfire still remains the No. 1 risk in our region,” says Erin Fleming, who supervises a fire prevention and mitigation program called FireSmart for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo..."

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Firesmart activities to take place this week on Castlegar's 14th Ave.

"...The City of Castlegar, in partnership with the Selkirk College Forestry Program, is conducting FireSmart vegetation management activities on city-owned forested land at 14th Avenue and 26th Street. This area is near the Waterline Road and adjacent to the Kinnaird Park Community Church and is an ongoing project started in 2019..."

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District receives nearly $140,000 for wildfire resiliency planning

"...The provincial government has granted nearly $140,000 to the District of Mission to better prepare it for wildfires..."

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Northumberland County Council is forming an ad hoc committee to explore and advise of safe, cost-effective ways to address veget

"...Northumberland County council resolved to strike an ad hoc committee that will explore and advise of safe, cost-effective ways to address vegetation management near guide rails on county roads..."

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Vegetation management using sheep expanded at OVWRC in 2020

"...Sheep graze in an area of the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre landfill that has reached final contours and has been capped. After a successful pilot project in 2019, this natural method of vegetation management was used at the centre this summer to help maintain grasses and other vegetation. Submitted photo / jpg, PM..."

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You are self-motivated, eager to learn, will bring a positive energy to the work group, and must enjoy working outdoors..."

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USO III Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You are self-motivated, eager to learn, will bring a positive energy to the work group, and must enjoy working outdoors..."

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USO Trainee Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"... Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Utility Systems Operator (USO) Trainee for Sewer Maintenance & Operations who will demonstrate a team-first approach, eager to learn, safety-minded, and enjoy working in a diverse environment..."

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USO Trainee Liquid Waste - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"... Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a USO Trainee Liquid Waste who will demonstrate a team-first approach, is eager to learn, safety-minded, and enjoys working in a diverse environment..."

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Recent peer-reviewed papers about vegetation management relevant to the latest news.

Appraising soil carbon storage potential under perennial and annual Chenopodiaceae in salt marsh of NE Spain

"...Results may be valuable for salt marsh vegetation management addressed to mitigate climate change and increase ecosystem services..."

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Plant derived tissue and soil nutrient concentration for plantations of four conifer species growing under different site and ve

"...The treatments consist of: Control, which received no herbicide application post planting, and VM, which received five years of spring release herbicide application..."

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How much boreal lake shoreline is burned by wildfire? Implications for emulating natural disturbance in riparian forest manageme

"...However, areas of strong hydrological connectivity between land and water serve as biogeochemical control points and require protection from disturbance during forest management planning and operations..."

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Public Land Manager Discourses on Barriers and Opportunities for a Transition to Low input Turfgrass in Urban Areas

"...Green infrastructure, including lawns, has the potential to relieve climate change-related strains on municipal budgets while enhancing the quality of life..."

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Power line corridors in conifer plantations as important habitats for butterflies

"...There is growing concern over the loss of grassland and forest species worldwide due to land use changes..."

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The influence of site conditions on Senecio sylvaticus seasonal abundance, soil moisture dynamics, and Douglas-fir seedling wat

"...The presented results can be useful for determining effective forest vegetation management regimes by considering the impact of Senecio presence on Douglas-fir seedling drought stress across different site conditions..."

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Conversion Options for Mining-Affected Lands and Waters in Appalachia

"...Due to their wide availability and lack of competing uses, mined lands may prove suitable as locations for renewable energy projects..."

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Carbon sequestration benefits of the grain for Green Program in the hilly red soil region of southern China

"...The carbon sequestration of each carbon pool (namely aboveground biomass, belowground biomass, soil, and dead organic matter) also increased slightly..."

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Local Decision-makers? Perspectives on Roadside Revegetation and Management in Iowa, USA

"...Safety, maintenance cost savings, and erosion control were the main factors that influenced decision-making, while pollinators and other wildlife received the least consideration..."

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Vegetation management and benthic macroinvertebrate communities in urban stormwater ponds: implications for regional biodiversi

"..., gardens or engineered ponds) are increasingly common components of urban landscapes and contribute valuable ecosystem services..."

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Spatial pattern of foliar hydrogen peroxide concentration and its implication in riparian vegetation management

"...Our findings reveal that hydrogen peroxide is a very efficient and reliable index for quantifying environmental stress for vegetation management..."

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