Webinar - Living with Wildland Fires: What We Learned from the 2016 Horse River Wildfire

Nov 21, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alaska Standard Time

Hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium

Mike Flannigan, Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science and Dept. Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Cordy Tymstra, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Fire happens in Canada’s forest. Every year, thousands of small fires and dozens of large ones occur somewhere in Canada’s vast forest landscape. It has been the story for centuries and will continue. Now more than ever people work, build and live in the boreal forest, but disaster can occur when people and fire intersect. This was the case in 2016 in Fort McMurray, resulting in unprecedented evacuation of 90,000 people, insurable losses over $3.7 billion and a negative impact on National GDP. What have we learned from this catastrophic fire and can we co-exist with fire? 

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5885855454723824898

Background reading: A Review of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire. June 2017. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Preparedness and Response