The Interior Logging Association says it’s ready and willing to lend its expertise to mitigating wildfire risk. “The Interior Logging Association and our members are committed to offering our local knowledge and operational firefighting expertise to identify and implement sustainable solutions to mitigate future risk to life and property,” ILA general manager Todd Chamberlain says in a press release issued Friday. The statement from the Vernon-based industry group follows B.C. Premier David Eby’s comment that the province “could be doing a better job” of leveraging local knowledge when it comes to preventing and fighting wildfires. “Our members have been an integral part of fire prevention and firefighting efforts for well over 60 years,” says Chamberlain. “We’ve prided ourselves for protecting people and communities from the threat of wildfire over the years.” Chamberlain says the ILA “can contribute valuable insight and planning to reduce immediate and long-term risk.