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The Community Forest extends our thanks to those who came out to the Chatelech Secondary School Theatre June 10 to hear four extremely knowledgeable speakers share their expertise on fire ecology, urban interface fire behaviour and first-hand experience with catastrophic fires.

Our gratitude is extended to the four speakers who volunteered their time to be with us. They are:

Brian McNaughton – General Manager, Federation of BC Woodlots Retired District Manager – Williams Lake Forest District Evacuee of the 2017 Williams Lake Fire

Tom Bradley, RFT Forestry Supervisor – Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative

     Dr. Lori Daniels, PhD – Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Forest & Conservation      Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, UBC

Bruce Blackwell, RPF, RPBio Owner – Bruce Blackwell & Associates

This event was filmed and will be broadcast on Coast Cable a number of times over the next few months. They have informed us that it is also available for viewing any time through Eastlink’s On Demand system. Go to Community TV → Special Interest → Coast Community Special → 2018 2019 → Fire Prevention.

As the film is copyrighted by Coast Cable we cannot provide a link to it through our website.

Our thanks also to Capilano University ElderCollege who sponsored three community events which played the film from June 10. The Community Forest Operations Manager and local Fire Chief facilitated each event which were all very well attended.


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