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Wildfires

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildfires since April 16, 2021.

Helicopters and other equipment fight wildfire in Kananaskis Country

"...Smoke could be seen from Highway 40 on Saturday and official say it was coming from a small wildfire. (Supplied/Robb Bennett)..."

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Wildfire In Cape Town Forces University's Evacuation

"...Wildfire In Cape Town Forces University's Evacuation ..."

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Christina Lake Fire/Rescue responds to Haagland road wildfire

"...Christina Lake Firefighters, with help from Grand Forks and BC Wildfire Services, spent more than five hours Friday getting the wildfire under control. — Facebook photoThe Christina Lake Fire/Rescue is getting an early start to the wildfire season after firefighters responded to two recent calls — the latest on Haagland road Friday..."

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Increasing wildfire danger in B.C.

"...With a warm stretch of weather across the province and no rain in the immediate forecast, fire officials are warning about the increased risk of wildfires – some of which have already been sparked on the south coast, the interior and the Kootenays. Catherine Urquhart reports..."

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How to protect your home from wildfires

"...Kelsey Winter, Chair of B. C. FireSmart Committee, explains the steps property owners can take to mitigate wildfire risk..."

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More human caused fires in Oliver

"...Firefighters have been kept busy putting out several potentional wildfires Monique TammingaApr. 17, 2021 9:30 a. m..."

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More human caused fires in Oliver a concern TimesChronicle.ca

"...This evening the Oliver Fire Department reported a human caused fire on Oliver Mountain, which also involved a BC Wildfire crew..."

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Fire bans, restrictions issued for many Alberta municipalities due to tinder dry spring conditions

"...The bone dry conditions in many parts of Alberta are prompting officials to issue wildfire warnings. Fire bans, restrictions and advisories have been issued for a large section of Alberta. Kim Smith reports..."

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High wildfire danger areas in Okanagan, Shuswap to continue growing into weekend

"...“Mainly these early season fires have been driven by winds and dry conditions,” she said. Currently, about half of the wildfires across B. C..."

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Wildsight speaks out against logging in Columbia Wetlands

"...The report states that Canfor’s forest management practices play a key role in helping to sequester carbon by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as dead and dying trees that are normally the target of bark beetles are not able to contribute to carbon sequestration..."

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Three new fires break out in Merritt area Merritt Herald

"...Three new fires have been discovered in the Merritt area, according to the BC Wildfire Service..."

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PHOTOS w/ VIDEO: Large 10-hectare wildfire ‘not quite contained' day after it started in Chilliwack

"...A helicopter drops water on a large wildfire north of Highway 1 at Yale Road West on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)..."

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British Columbia in Flames

Stories from a Blazing Summer

"...Cornwall, a long-time writer, was stricken not just by her own experience, but by the many moving stories she came across about the fires―so she began collecting them. She met with people from BC communities of Sheridan Lake, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 16 Mile House, Lac La Hache, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Hanceville-Riske Creek and Clinton..."

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On The Front Lines With Station 8

"...(F)rom a fascinating exploration of wildfire science to a gripping moment-by-moment account of a Boulder blaze, these are wildfires through the experiences of the people who go face-to-face with them..."

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Jobs in wildfires

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

STO 21R - Operations Specialist

"...This position is responsible for supporting the delivery of preparing, preventing, detecting and responding to wildfires through the administration of..."

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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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Indigenous Cultural Helper

"...This opportunity is for three years involves providing holistic care to individuals their families impacted by wildfires in 2019..."

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Addictions Counsellor III

"...This opportunity is for one year with the possibility of an extension involves providing supports to settlement members impacted by wildfires in..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention wildfires.

Holy Smoke! Air Quality Meteorologist Scott Landes

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads

Duration: 08:15

"...Source: WIRED Science: Space, Health, Biotech, and More..."

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A California Wildfire Nearly Destroyed the Historic Lick Observatory

Duration: 08:29

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfires.

Walking With Fire: A Wildfire Documentary

"...'Walking with Fire: A Wildfire Documentary' is an educational video aimed at creating awareness and educating the public on the dangers of wildfires..."

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1. Hiking - What to do if you are trapped by a Wildfire

"...5 Steps to follow if you find yourself in a dangerous situation during a Wildfire..."

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Alaska’s forest fires are shifting the region’s carbon balance—sometimes for the better

"...What they found surprised them: In the long run, their estimates suggest that intensifying heat and more wildfires may lead to more carbon sequestration in Alaskan forests, they report today in Science..."

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Burning Pantanal | What’s Behind the Fire?

"...Human activity such as deforestation and cattle ranching is encroaching on this precious ecosystem and causing it permanent damage..."

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Academic Research

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

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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Seasonality of biological and physical systems as indicators of climatic variation and change

"..., wildfire season timing and duration), seasonality in vegetated land surfaces (e..."

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Assessing the Risk of Losing Forest Ecosystem Services Due to Wildfires

"...Disturbances such as wildfires are an integral part of forest ecosystems, but climate change is increasing their extent, frequency, intensity and severity, compromising forest ecosystem services (ES) that are fundamental to human well-being..."

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Developing a set of indicators to identify, monitor, and track impacts and change in forests of the United States

"...United States forestland is an important ecosystem type, land cover, land use, and economic resource that is facing several drivers of change including climatic..."

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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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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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Climate Change: Updates on Recent Global and United States Temperature Anomalies and Impacts to Water, Forests, and Environment

"...At the same time, more frequent extreme weather events are increasing the frequency and/or magnitude of forest disturbances, such as wildfires, droughts and floods, and insect outbreaks, which are also impacting watershed function..."

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The Impact of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Conditions on Agricultural Health and Safety in California

"...Our qualitative research was conducted in California and shows that agricultural employers and farmworkers are aware of the threat of extreme weather and concerned about the impacts of drought, heat, and wildfires, the frequency of which are expected to increase as global temperatures continue to rise..."

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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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Quantifying the impact of ecosystem services for landscape management under wildfire hazard

"...In recent years, the frequency, intensity, and severity of wildfires have been on the rise due to various environmental factors..."

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Further Resources

Find out more about wildfires.

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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