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Fire-Resistant Landscaping for Businesses in Wildfire-Prone Regions

In addition to creating a wildfire safety plan and equipping your business with a sprinkler system, you can improve wildfire resistance through strategic landscaping techniques. Follow these simple steps to help keep your business safer from wildfire in your area.   Hardscaping “Hardscaping” is the use of non-living elements in landscaping. This technique offers durable [...]
mountain resort with log cabins.

Protecting Your Resort from Wildfire

If you run a resort located in an area chosen for its proximity to nature, you are likely aware that your business could become threatened by wildfire easily, especially given the recent pattern of intense forest fire seasons. By following these steps, you can help to keep your resort safer from wildfire hazards. Know the [...]
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Safeguarding Your Vineyard: Wildfire Preparedness for Winery Owners in the Okanagan

British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, fertile soil, and thriving vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in Canada. However, with the increasing threat of wildfires in the region and 2023’s devastating fire, winery owners are looking for proactive measures to protect their vineyards. Follow these essential steps for winery [...]
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How to Plan for Next Wildfire Season

As severe wildfire seasons seem to be becoming more and more common in Canada, it is important to know how to plan for the next wildfire season well in advance. This makes it easier to be ready when wildfires hit close to home.   Invest in a Good Air Purifier Significant wildfire smoke in the [...]
A wildfire season status sign that reads "FIRE DANGER HIGH".

Wildfire Season Hits Early

Wildfire season hit Canada earlier than usual this year, with a number of major wildfires sprouting up in May, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. Since then, more and more wildfires have sparked and continued to burn, beginning what is likely to be a long wildfire season for 2023. SPIEDR is helping communities across the [...]