Forests and Fire Discussions

Wildfire at Your Doorstep

In 2019 we held a number of public events together with the SC Community Forest. Here are some useful Resources.

The film

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

Coast Cable has been airing the Video made on EASTLINK COMMUNITY HD CHANNEL 610 as follows:

  • 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)