UBC Undergraduate Research

Climate change & forest fires in British Columbia Roberson, Jeff


In wake of past suppression practices in British Columbia, paired with anthropogenic induced climate change, more intensive forest fire fuel management is of growing necessity. Strategies aimed to mitigate the chances of uncontrollable, hazardous fires have been recommended which includes fuel management practices, influencing policy changes, educating the public, and additional collection of fire weather data. Regardless of the numerous studies projecting lengthening of fire seasons and increases in areas burned as well as studies refuting these findings and projections, proactive management of forest fire fuels must occur to avoid hazardous, uncontrollable, severe wildfires that threaten communities.

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