Canada’s Forest Sector Welcomes New National Wildland Fire Strategy

Forest Products Association of Canada
June 7, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) introduced the Canadian Wildland Fire Prevention and Mitigation Strategy designed to increase awareness and investment in wildfire prevention and mitigation efforts nationwide. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes this proactive strategy to address worsening wildfires and their impacts on human health and safety, community infrastructure, the environment, and local economies. “Canada’s 2023 wildfire season scorched roughly twenty-five times the forested land base relative to what Canada’s Registered Professional Foresters would harvest and renew across the country in an entire year. These fires served as a wake-up call for us to be more proactive in managing our forests and fire risks into the future,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. …In January, FPAC published How Canada’s Forest Sector Can Support Wildfire Resilience, a report which details several recommendations on how government, forestry workers, and communities can work together to address growing wildland fire risks.

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