Canadian Forest Ministers unveil new wildfire strategy

The Tree Frog Forestry News
June 6, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canadian forest ministers signed on to a wildfire strategy to raise awareness of wildfire risks. In related news: Canada’s armed forces could lead a disaster response; new alerts makes it easier to understand air quality conditions; researchers put the “let burn narrative” to the test; and a BC fire chief says stop spending money on the outcome and start spending on prevention. Meanwhile: Quebec is in high fire risk after hot, dry start to June; and Stanley Park falls victim to climate change.

In other news: Saskatchewan invests to grow indigenous workforce in forestry; Alaska promotes greater indigenous stewardship of its forests; a Montana tribally-led effort to restore the whitebark pine; scientists warn against Western Australia’s prescribed burn regime; an Australian developer considers 55-storey mass timber tower; and New Zealand researches look at the benefits of short rotation forestry.

Finally, amid temperature records, Hollywood unveils Miss Freckles: Princess of Climate Change.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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