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Hot Topics: Living with Wildfires - Panel Discussion FREE

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Archives of North Vancouver (Community History Centre)

3203 Institute Rd

North Vancouver, BC V7K 3E5

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North Vancouver Museum and Archives Culture Days Program

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Climate change is creating hotter, longer wildfire seasons in many parts of the world, including BC.

Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, however we are witnessing bigger, hotter and more dangerous wildfires with serious implications for wildlife and human health. Are there any long term solutions and how can we play our part?

Join us for a lively presentation and discussion with our local experts, Dr. Lori Daniels, Professor in Forest and Conservation Sciences at UBC, Bruce Blackwell, Professional Forester and Biologist, and the First Nations Emergency Services Society.

Moderated by Tricia Edgar, Education Coordinator at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the event will include an audience Q&A session.

This event is free as part of North Vancouver Museum and Archives' Culture Days Program.

Speaker Information and Biographies:

Bruce Blackwell established B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. in 1988 and has provided integrated environmental and forestry consulting services to a variety of clients including First Nations, government, universities and industry. Bruce is the Principal of the firm and has more than 30 years of experience as a Professional Forester and 20 years as a Professional Biologist with a Master’s degree in forestry. Bruce provides a range of services that combine experience in forest and environmental management, ecology and research. Specifically, Bruce has managed and completed projects related to fire management, ecosystem restoration, ecological mapping, forest health, strategic planning, silviculture, forest practice audits and forest engineering. He fosters active liaison with his clients and peers to continue to update and develop his capabilities. Furthermore, Bruce is a recognized wildfire risk analyst and planning specialist in BC and has managed numerous innovative projects related to fire risk identification and mitigation for the public and private sector on both large and small scales. Bruce has also been on the leading edge of developing large urban forest strategies for communities in BC and Ontario.

FNESS serves First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities through:

• Emergency planning, training, response and recovery;

• Fire training, education and prevention;

• Forest fuel and wildfire management; and

• Leadership and collaborative relationships

FNESS recognizes and respects the principal focus of FNESS Membership, the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) and the board and staff for their unwavering commitments to safety. This commitment is continuously tested during the ongoing disasters resulting from climate change and experienced even more in 2018. Our support will remain resolute for all the communities affected by disasters, with our attention heightened for wildfire concerns.

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