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Bird perched amid dry vegetation.

New Research Identifies Double-Hazard Zones

Wildfire seasons have been consistently becoming more and more harsh over the past few years. New research on “double-hazard zones,” or areas that have highly sensitive plants in combination with a fast increase in atmospheric dryness, gives us important information for understanding wildfires so we can work to prevent and suppress them more effectively. In […]

Flooding in a forest.

Historic Flooding in BC The recent historic flooding in British Columbia that resulted in multiple fatalities, destruction of major highways, and the total flooding of the communities of both Abbotsford and Merritt, have left the province devastated.  The flooding and mudslides this year feel to many like a shocking coincidence after a summer of intense […]

fire suppression plane flying through thick smoke.

South Dakota Fires Close Mount Rushmore, Evacuate 400

There are currently three separate wildfires in the Black Hills area of South Dakota that have caused the evacuation of more than 400 homes and the closure of Mount Rushmore. The situation prompted South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. According to a statement released by [...]
wildfire burning on a mountainside.

2020 Fire Season Report

Canadian Fire Summary 2020 Overall, the 2020 fire season in Canada was relatively quiet and caused less damage than in recent years. The reasons for this year’s lighter wildfire season are partially due to the weather of the 2020 season and partially because many jurisdictions cracked down and proactively enacted restrictions and fire bans. This […]

Fire Cloud

New App Helps Track and Report Wildfire Activity in BC

The BC government has released a digital app available to anyone with the intent of helping to track and manage wildfires this season and going forward. BC residents with the app will be able to get immediate up-to-date information on active wildfires in the province on an interactive map and will be able to view […]