FireSmart BC announces that Lynn Orstad Award: Nominations Now Open!

British Columbia FireSmart
December 14, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Nominations are now open for the Lynn Orstad Award, recognizing women working in wildfire resiliency. Lynn was a community leader and a driving force for better wildfire risk management. This award was created in her honour to continually recognize and elevate the female leaders who work hard to make our communities safer. The award recipient will receive a personalized award and a $1000 grant towards furthering wildfire resiliency efforts focused on increasing education and community engagement – fundamental elements of Lynn’s work and achievements. Nominations will be reviewed by a working group made up of representatives from FireSmart BC, FireSmart Alberta, and Co-operators. Nominations will be open until February 27th, 2024 and the winner(s) will be announced during the Wildfire Resiliency & Training Summit in Prince George, BC from April 20th – 24th, 2024.

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