Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Wildfire Management Branch
Climate Change and Fire Management Research Strategy Forum
Fire is a natural and essential ecological process in most of Canada's forests. Balancing the potential benefits and risks of wildland fire is a complex task, one that will become more challenging as a result of climate change and increased urban and resource development in forested areas
In February 2009, about 70 experts representing fire, environmental and health agencies, universities and research organizations from across Canada attended a Climate Change and Fire Management Research Strategy Forum in Victoria, BC. They identified knowledge gaps related to wildfire management and climate change, and recommended research priorities that have practical, operational applications.
Through this website, you can access the Climate Change and Fire Management Research Strategy resulting from this forum, as well as full session notes and presentations. For more information, contact Forests.ProtectionBranchOffice@gov.bc.ca.
Research StrategyClimate Change and Fire Management Research Strategy
Forum InformationForum Agenda
Forum Session Notes
Forum PresentationsBritish Columbia's Wildland Fire Management Strategy - presented by Judi Beck, Manager Fire Management, BC Ministry of Forests and Range
Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy Update - presented by Gordon E. Miller, Director General with Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre
Mountain Pine Beetle in British Columbia - presented by Ray Schultz, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Community Development
Weather, Climate Change and Fire - presented by Mike Flannigan, Research Scientist with Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre
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Wildfires in boreal ecosystems: past, present and future fire regimes
Rouyn-Noranda, Québec (March 14-17, 2009)