Sunshine Coast Elder College

Forests and Fire discussions

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         Wild fire at Your Doorstep
                  Three Free Events

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.

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
Monday June 17: 6.30pm, Roberts Creek Hall, 1309 Roberts Creek Road
Wednesday June 19: 6:30 pm, Pender Harbour Legion, Lilies Lake Road
Monday June 24: 6.30 pm, Gibsons’ Public Market, 473 Gower Point Road

Registration not required. 

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Please NOTE:

Coast Cable is airing the Video made on June the 10th during the public meeting in Sechelt on EASTLINK COMMUNITY HD CHANNEL 610 as follows:

  • Additional dates

    • Wednesday July 3, 5:30pm
    • Thursday July 4, 10:30am
    • Saturday July 6, 10:30am
    • For EASTLINK Subscribers, it can also be found => On Demand under => Community TV tab, then under => Special Interest, then under => Coast Community Specials and its in the => 2018/2019 folder.

Useful Resources with Links:

BC Wildfire Service Web Site:  Link

FireSmart Canada: Link

Firesmart BC Website: Link

Why wildfires have gotten worse…. TED Talk by Paul Hessburg: Link

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.

Download the Homeowner’s Manual (PDF)