Communities need more say in forest practices to reduce fire risk

Lori Daniels, a UBC forestry and conservation sciences professor, was quoted in The Province about how forestry practices can reduce fire risk.

“Much of the focus in B.C. has been on reintroducing coniferous, or needle-leaf trees after harvest to maximize timber production,” she said. “But that has narrowed the diversity of trees and made our ecosystem more vulnerable to fires.”