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Tree Migration: British Columbia Study Update

Tree Migration: British Columbia Study Update

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move. The study, published July 28 in the journal Science, builds on previous research that has shown some plants and animals are moving farther north or to higher altitudes in an effort to escape rising global average temperatures due to climate change. Artificial Migration of Trees New research from the University of British…

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Wildfire Season, North America 2016

Wildfire Season, North America 2016

Just as another terrible wild re season is upon Canada and the US, the Utah Department of Natural Resources’ newly developed, interactive site — www.utahwilfirerisk.com — allows users to search for and zoom into particular neighbor– hoods or recreation areas on a statewide map to see the wild re risk in that zone. It’s essentially the Google Maps of state wildfires, said the Salt Lake Tribune Friday. North American Wildfires 2016 The idea behind the state wildfire map is prevention….

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Wildfires

Wildfires

A wildfire in Southern California more than tripled in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, while another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying two dozen homes, according to Reuters Friday. It grew from 1,200 acres (486 hectares) on Thursday night to more than 4,000 acres (1,619 hectares) early Friday, said Kerry Bierman, a spokesperson for the joint operations centre fighting the fire. Wildfires The California fire, which broke out on Wednesday in…

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Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement

Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement

The partnership with the governments of California, Oregon, and Washington State, along with ve other major cities along the West Coast — Los Angeles, Port– land, San Francisco, Seattle, and Oakland — could lead to some innovations in BC. Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement With a combined population of 54 million and a GDP of US$3 trillion, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington State are poised to emerge as a mega-region and global economic powerhouse driven by innovation,…

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Major Railway Trestle Bridge Fire in Alberta

Major Railway Trestle Bridge Fire in Alberta

Police in Mayerthorpe, AB, said the re that destroyed the CN Rail trestle bridge started under suspicious circumstances, according to CBC Wednesday. The re is the fifth the local RCMP detachment has been called to in the past 30 days. Crews responded to 17 res locally in the last seven days, all wildland or grass res. The largest and most serious re destroyed the CN bridge Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of the nearby school. CN Rail Trestle Bridge Fire CN…

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Wildfire Season Incredibly Early Start: Canada, US

Wildfire Season Incredibly Early Start: Canada, US

The BC Wildfire Service has responded to 45 new wildfires in northeast British Columbia over a two-day period, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Tuesday. Early Wildfire Season 2016: Canada and US Canada The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the BC Wilfire Service has responded to 45 new wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre since the morning of April 18. Many of these fires are burning in the Peace region,…

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Potential Forest Products Industry Labour Problems: BC West Coast

Potential Forest Products Industry Labour Problems: BC West Coast

British Columbia west coast forest products industry labour problems TSE:WEF: http://www.westernforest.com/ http://islandtimberlands.com/ “We have laid a lockout complaint with the Labour Relations Board,” United Steelworkers Union to @LumberNews today.   More in tomorrow’s issue of your Madison’s Lumber Reporter.  

Post-Fire Carbon Dynamic Study

Post-Fire Carbon Dynamic Study

A new study released by the Canadian Journal of Forest Research March 22, estimated change in woody carbon pools as a function of crown fire severity as indicated by a post-fire index, years since fire, pre-fire woody carbon, forest type group (hardwood vs. softwood), elevation, and climate attributes. California Post-Fire Study Canadian and US researchers examined the dynamics of above ground forest woody carbon pools — live trees, standing dead trees, and down wood — during the first 6 years…

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BC Ministry of Forests Wildfire Funding 2016

BC Ministry of Forests Wildfire Funding 2016

  The province of British Columbia announced February 26 it is boosting its wildfire prevention efforts with a one-time $85 million injection of resources. British Columbia Wildfire Funding The province of British Columbia has announced a new forest society which will be supported by $85 million in government funding. The new Forest Enhancement Society of BC will focus its efforts on wildfire risk reduction and concentrate its activities on forest rehabilitation, habitat restoration, awareness programs, as well as risk reduction….

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Wildfire Season 2016

Wildfire Season 2016

Since the devastating fire at Slave Lake in May 2011, the province of Alberta has adopted an early start date to it’s wildfire season. Canada and US Wildfire Season 2016 British Columbia BC Parks officials in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service are planning a prescribed burn in Monck Provincial Park near Merritt this March to restore the area’s ecosystem and reduce wildfire risks. The eight-hectare burn area will be visible to people at Nicola Lakeshore Estates and residences west…

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