Wildfires: Causes, Consequences and Coexistence – In Victoria
Wednesday, May 1st | 6:00-8:30 pm
Doors – 6:00 pm | Program – 6:30 pm | Reception – 7:15 pm
Delta Ocean Pointe Resort | 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC – map
Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, but can be incredibly destructive in the wildland-urban interface. Wildfire is driven by climate, weather and fuels that vary among ecosystems and through time. The combination of land-use change, fire exclusion and global warming have made many forests highly susceptible to intense fires that are difficult to control and contain. Revolutionizing forest and fire management will improve ecosystem resilience to climate change, but we will not stop future fires from burning. Successful adaptation must also include individuals and communities learning how to coexist with wildfire. What does this mean for the upcoming fire season in British Columbia? Are there specific fire risks we need to pay attention to in the Capital Regional District?
Join fellow UBC alumni and friends in Victoria to hear from the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Professor Lori Daniels, followed by a Q&A that will be moderated by UBC’s President & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Santa J. Ono. Following the program, mix and mingle at the reception.
Presented by alumni UBC in partnership with UBC Faculty of Forestry.
Guests are welcome. Advance registration is required. [REGISTER HERE]
Wildfire: States of Emergency (PODCAST)
The podcast from our Wildfire: States of Emergency event is now available. Recorded on October 15, 2018 in Kelowna, BC. [LISTEN HERE]
UBC Faculty of Forestry in partnership with alumni UBC invited you to attend ‘Wildfire: States or Emergency’ to events in Kelowna and Vancouver to hear from experts at the forefront of wildfire research, fire risk identification and mitigation, and wildfire policy. To learn why British Columbia experienced two record-setting fire seasons in a row, how climate change is influencing the likelihood of wildfires, and how our province can learn from California’s past decade of fighting megafires.
Questions? Contact Michelle Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-827-0297.
Photos from our latest event – Wildfire: States of Emergency (Vancouver) – October 16, 2018