During the 2017 lightning-ignited fires in the Alex Fraser Research Forest, a 10,000-hectare parcel of crown land managed by the Faculty of Forestry to provide teaching and research opportunities. Resources and equipment were immediately deployed to suppress the fires. This included the construction of fireguards, areas strategically cleared of trees and other vegetation that serve as barriers around the perimeter of a wildfire. Fireguards work to stop a fire’s spread by removing all sources of fuel.
Finding research-based solutions to decide on the best reforestation practices in regions experiencing dryer and warmer conditions.
Forest products are expanding beyond conventional wood, pulp, and paper products to include high-performance cellulose-based materials.
In a world that is rapidly changing, conventional interventions in forestry and conservation may not be sufficient to conserve species of interest, and/or to maintain productive forests. Thus, some scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers have called for novel interventions such as the assisted migration of trees.
Cumulative Effects are changes to the environmental, social and economic values – caused by the combined effect of past, present and potential future human activities & natural processes.
After years of planning and preparation, and with permission from the First Nations House of Learning, the Musqueam people, and the Haida people, Bill Reid’s Looplex X has finally found a home in the Forest Sciences Centre.
A panel of experts, with 100 years of collective experience, discuss contemporary approaches to wildfire management.