Williams Lake starts first wildfire roundtable in B.C.

By Jim Hilton
Williams Lake News
March 2, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

On February 20 I attended the latest meeting of the Williams Lake and area Community Wildfire Roundtable held at the Cariboo Fire Centre at the Williams Lake Regional Airport. The facilitator, Mike Simpson, who contracts with the Fraser Basin Council guided the 41 participants from a wide variety of backgrounds including five levels of government, UBC , forestry consultants, industry and private citizens. …The session started with UBC grad students Mike Stefanuk and Georgina Preston (via zoom link) describing their research in the dry belt fir stands. …One of the positives coming out of these roundtables is the ongoing need to examine and improve the communication between the various participants and the public. …The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit society that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across British Columbia. …

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