Canada needs to rethink forest management’s wildfire role

The Tree Frog Forestry News
July 8, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

FPAC’s Derek Nighbor says Canada needs to rethink forest management’s role as a wildfire mitigation tool. In related news: the US Forest Service looks to prescribed fire to improve safety; ENGOs seek end to spraying of BC’s broadleaf trees; Louisiana considers emergency declaration due to beetle infestation; and the uncertain role of forestry in Northern Ireland. Elsewhere: UBC Faculty of Forestry announces Sustainability Education Fellows: and Canada Wood features seismic performance and tall-wood examples in Japan.

In Wildfire news: a UBC Okanagan professor creates sensors that predict wildfires, Vernon equips resort with AI-based detection systems and Greece builds first country-wide wildfire monitoring system. Meanwhile; a fire continues to burn near Fort McMurray, Alberta; California braces for more fires, as 19,000 acres are scorched near Santa Barbara; and July 4th fireworks blamed for a major fire in New Jersey.

Finally, San Group denies allegation of worker mistreatment, plans to sue City

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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