Act II – Contending with the Dragon’s Power

Climate Change and Wildfire in BC

When: Thursday November 1, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., Penticton BC
Admission by donation

Climate change is exerting an ever-increasing influence over how wildfires behave in BC. As the climate warms, the incidence and intensity of environmental factors that affect fire size and severity changes. Periods of drought get longer, more fuel is available to burn, fires are more intense, stronger wind events increase fire size and atmospheric warming results in more lightning fires. That isn’t much we can do to alter the climate warming trajectory we’re on but there are things we can do to mitigate wildfire behaviour and build social, ecological and economic resilience to fire.

Bob Grey is a wild fire consultant and qualified “burn boss” in the U.S. and Canada. He advises city governments and property owners on preparing for and avoiding wildfires. He has specializes on wildfire impacts and ecological restoration. Clients and collaborators include: Parks Canada, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, B.C Ministry of Forests and Range and Ministry of Environment.