Four years after the Elephant Hill megafire burned more than 190,000 hectares and destroyed over 100 homes in B.C.’s south-central Interior region, a new Indigenous-led report is recommending fundamental changes to the way wildfire management and post-fire recovery is conducted in B.C.
Review of Elephant Hill fire calls for Indigenous leadership
December 06, 2021 Author: UBC Forestry
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