Forests and Fire Discussions

Wildfire at Your Doorstep

In 2019 we held a number of public events together with the Sunshine Coast Community Forest. Here are some useful resources.

The Video

Catastrophic fires occur in areas where the forest meets privately owned land - where we build our homes, businesses and infrastructure. This area of high risk is known as the urban interface and there are many areas of vulnerability on the lower Sunshine Coast. In 2018, we experienced our longest period of extreme fire hazard.

The film is a record of a presentation about fire made in Sechelt on June 10th, 2019. Moderated by Dave Lasser, Operations Manager of the Community Forest with your local fire chief in attendance, this timely event centres on a recent video featuring four speakers expert insights into risks and remedies specific to the lower Sunshine Coast.

Experts include Bruce Blackwell, BA Blackwell & Associates; Professor Lori Daniels, UBC Dept of Forest & Conservation Sciences; Tom Bradley, Slocan Integral Forestry Co-operative; Brian McNaughton, Executive Director, Federation of BC Woodlots.

You will learn:
• what the province can do
• what your community can do
• what you can do

On Coast Cable

EastLink subscribers can watch the video on demand:

  • Click On Demand
  • Click Community TV
  • Click Special Interest
  • Click Coast Community Specials
  • Click 2018/2019 folder

Useful Resources

BC Wildfire Service

FireSmart Canada

Firesmart BC

Why wildfires have gotten worse: TED Talk by Paul Hessburg

FireSmart Homeowner's Manual

This 28-page manual outlines the FireSmart program and will help you identify changes you can make to help protect your home and neighbourhood from wildfire.